Honda recall move

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  • Published 17.07.14

New Delhi, July 16: Honda Cars India Ltd will be recalling around 1,338 units of its premium sedan Accord and sports utility vehicle CR-V manufactured between 2002 and 2003 to replace a faulty part in passenger airbags.

The recall, which is part of Honda’s global recall related to the potential defect in passenger airbags announced in June 2014, will cover 1,085 Accords and 253 CR-Vs.

Honda said the replacements would be carried out free of cost at its dealerships across India in a phased manner and the company would contact the customers directly.

Last month, Honda Motor Co had recalled more than 20 lakh vehicles globally over potentially flawed airbag inflators made between 2000 and 2002.

In May, Honda had recalled 31,226 units of select variants of the Amaze compact sedan and Brio hatchback in India to inspect them for a possible defect in the brake system.

Earlier this month, Mahindra & Mahindra recalled around 23,000 units of select variants of its popular sports utility vehicle Scorpio to rectify faulty pressure regulating valves. Ever since auto industry body Siam initiated a voluntary recall policy for safety reasons in July 2012, a total of 6,09,676 vehicles have been recalled so far.

General Motors India had last year recalled 1.14 lakh units of its multi-purpose vehicle Chevrolet Tavera manufactured between 2005 and 2013 to address emissions and specification issues. It is the biggest recall in India till date.