Honda’s global recall to include Accord in India

  • Jun 25, 2014
[caption id="attachment_8922" align="alignnone" width="700"]Honda recall Globally Honda will be recalling over 2.03 million vehicles for faulty airbags[/caption]

Japanese auto giant Honda has joined the list of manufacturers recalling their vehicles globally. Honda’s move to recall its cars came after discovering that air bags supplied by Japan’s Takata Corp on its cars could explode and injure passengers with flying shrapnel.

In a statement prepared by Honda, it said the recall will cover cars manufactured between August 2000 and December 2005 globally, which includes only five models- the Accord, Civic, CR-V, Jazz and the Stream. The estimate totals to about 2.03 million cars worldwide which are to be recalled by Honda alone. In India, Honda has sold around 27,000 Accords during this period. Honda believes that the number of recalls in India will be very low as only a certain batch of cars would be affected. Honda is presently in process of analyzing the cars where this probable airbag fault can occur. Also, there have been no official confirmations on recalling the CR-V and Jazz models in India as of now, and it would be safe to say that they are not affected by the recall at least in India.


[caption id="attachment_8923" align="alignnone" width="524"]Accord Honda is likely to recall few of the previous generations' Accords out of the 27,000 sold in India between August 2000 to December 2005[/caption]

Globally, recalls seem to be the trend with automobile manufacturers these days. GM started calling back millions of cars for a faulty ignition switch causing power-steering failures on their cars, and then earlier this month Toyota recalled over 2.3 million cars after an scare over a faulty airbag manufactured by Takata Corp. Post this, Honda and Nissan have followed the suite as Takata has been the sole supplier of airbags for both of these Japanese brands too. This news came as a shocker as more than 3 million vehicles, including 1.73 million for Toyota and 1.14 million for Honda, in April last year were recalled because of the same defective air bag inflators supplied by Tokyo-based airbag company Takata. As per Takata, the air-bag flaws were related to inadequate pressure and excess moisture during their production and has been a major lapse of quality control at its manufacturing facility in Mexico.

Nissan has also recalled 755,000 vehicles along with Honda for the same cause worldwide. However, because Nissan entered the Indian car market much later than the first half of the last decade, chances of its vehicles having affected Takata airbags is very low here. Meanwhile, no official information has been shared by Toyota on whether its global recalls cover Toyota’s Indian models or not. Other global manufacturers like BMW and Ford, which receive its supplies of airbags from Takata Corp only, are also determining the situation on a possible recall.


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