Takata Corporation is a Japanese manufacturer of automotive related parts. The company has multiple manufacturing plants around the globe and has made its name with the production of child-restrained systems, vital electronics, interior trims, seat belts, steering wheels and airbags for cars. Takata has been dealing with a worldwide recall of vehicles with faulty airbag inflators since 2013, with several renowned car manufacturers such as BMW, Chrysler, Ford, Honda, Mazda, Nissan and Toyota being affected directly.
Honda Cars India Ltd (HCIL) has now initiated a voluntary recall of some vehicles which were manufactured in 2012. Under this recall, the company will contact the customers of the affected lot of cars directly. The replacement of Takata passenger front airbag inflators will be carried out at no cost to the customer. To get this completed at the earliest, Honda will carry out the fix via all its authorised dealerships in India.
This is the fifth Takata-related recall initiated by the Japanese automaker globally. Here’s the bifurcation of all the cars that the carmaker will recall:
- Honda City – 32,456 units
- Honda Jazz – 7,265 units
- Honda Civic – 1,200 units
- Honda Accord – 659 units
- Total recall count – 41,580 units
Customers who had purchased any of the above mentioned cars, which were manufactured in the year 2012, can check whether their vehicle falls under this recall campaign. All they need to do is submit their 17-character alpha-numeric VIN (vehicle identification number) on Honda India’s website. When contacted some of the dealers, they said the entire process of replacement would take around 3 hours. We urge you to check whether your vehicle is affected and get this done as soon as possible.