Honda Cars India Ltd (HCIL), the Indian arm of Japanese car manufacturer Honda Motor Company, has announced that it would replace the Passenger Side Airbag inflator of 1,085 units of Honda Accord and 252 units of Honda CR-V manufactured in Year 2003 and 1 unit of CR-V manufactured in Year 2002. This replacement comes as part of Honda’s global recall regarding the potential defect related to passenger airbag announced in June 2014.
The replacement process is carried out as part of a global exercise by Honda Motor Company to ensure quality standards for its products. The company says that there has been no reporting of any incident related to this part in India.
The replacement would be carried out free of cost at HCIL dealerships across India in a phased manner and the company will communicate with contactable customers directly. Customers can also check whether their car will be covered under this campaign by submitting their 17 character alpha-numeric Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) on the special microsite which has been created on the company’s website (www.hondacarindia.com).
In case of certain vehicles, due to a problem during the propellant forming process, the casing of the inflator may get damaged when the airbag deploys in an accident or other situation potentially causing injury to vehicle occupants.
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