Takata woes continue for Honda as they make yet another major recall

The problems for Honda with the Takata airbags have caught onto an unending nerve as they make yet another recall. This is the fourth Airbag related recall in the last twelve months. However recalls do show the responsibility and the onus of the brand towards its customers. Honda has always laid major emphasis on the customer-brand relationship, of which this recalls are a major part. Recalls generally give the customers an assurance as to how serious is the brand when it comes to customer safety.

Honda India today announced that it will voluntarily replace Takata passenger front airbag inflators of 190,578 vehicles of previous generation of Accord, CR-V, Civic, City and Jazz as part of Honda’s precautionary global recall campaign concerning Takata front

The replacement will be carried out free of cost at HCIL dealerships across India in a phased manner. While the campaign for CR-V and Civic will begin immediately, the replacement of inflators for other affected models would begin from September 2016, and the company will communicate with customers Model Manufacturing Period No of Affected Vehicles

Model

Manufacturing Period

No of Affected Vehicles

Accord

2003 – 2011

22,483

CR-V

2009 - 2011

1,514

Civic

2007

2009 - 2011

2

13,603

City

2008 - 2011

137,270

Jazz

2009 - 2011

15,706

Total

190,578

To check whether your cars are covered under this campaign submit your 17 character alpha-numeric Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) on the special microsite which has been created on the company’s website (www.hondacarindia.com). 

I have checked my car's status and it is covered under this recall, if your car is also covered then drive carefully and avoid situations that require hard and emergency braking. 

Edited by Atul Bandhu