HCIL expands its campaign to replace Takata Driver and Passenger Front Airbag inflators in India

July 29, 2019 New Delhi

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New Delhi, 29 July 2019: Honda Cars India Ltd (HCIL) today announced that it has expanded its campaign to replace Takata driver and passenger front airbag inflators in 5,088 units of its previous generation models of Jazz, City, CR-V, Civic and Accord as part of Honda’s precautionary global recall campaign concerning Takata front airbag inflators.

Model Manufacturing Year No of Units
Jazz 2009 - 2012 10
City 2007 – 2013 2099
Civic 2006 – 2008 52
CR-V 2003 – 2008, 2011 2577
Accord 2003 350

The replacement will be carried out free of cost at HCIL dealerships across India from 29th July 2019 and the company will communicate with customers directly.

The customers can check whether their cars are 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).

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As part of the Takata airbag inflator recalls which have impacted several car makers globally, Honda Cars India continues to urge owners of Honda vehicles affected by the recall to get their vehicles repaired at authorized dealers as soon as possible. Vehicle owners can check their vehicles’ recall status at www.hondacarindia.com or by calling their authorized dealer. HCIL reiterates the importance of replacing the affected Takata front airbag inflators urgently as they may deploy with excessive internal pressure when activated. The airbag inflator casing might rupture which may result in injury or safety risk to the vehicle occupants.