1 min read.Updated: 20 Feb 2016, 01:38 AM ISTAmrit Raj
The company's move to rectify its products stems from the now-infamous recall by Takata, the world's fourth-largest maker of airbags
New Delhi: Honda Cars India Ltd (HCIL) on Friday said it will recall 57,676 units of City and Civic sedans and premium hatchback Jazz to replace driver side air bag inflators.
Under the process, firm will recall 49,572 units of City manufactured between January 2012 and June 2013; 7,504 units of Jazz made between February 2012 and February 2013; and 600 units of Civic produced between January 2012 and August 2012.
“The replacement would be carried out free of cost at HCIL dealerships across India in a phased manner, starting from 20th February 2016, and the company will communicate with customers directly," Honda Cars said in a statement.
The company’s move to rectify its products stems from the now-infamous recall by Takata, the world’s fourth-largest maker of airbags. Takata airbag inflaters have been linked to at least six deaths and more than 100 injuries across the world. The company is now replacing more than 34 million airbags in the US alone. It has not shared data for how many airbags it’s replacing globally.
Earlier in December, the Indian arm of the Japanese car maker had issued a recall of City sedans manufactured between December 2013 and July 2015 and Mobilios made between June 2014 and July 2015 to replace the fuel return pipe.
In October, it recalled 3,879 units of the continuously variable transmission (CVT) variant of its City sedan. Prior to that, in September it recalled 223,000 units of the CR-V SUV, City and Civic sedans to replace air bag inflators.
General Motors India Pvt. Ltd recalled at least 113,000 units of Tavera in July. It later appeared GM was fudging data related to emissions and specifications, prompting government to order a probe, Mint reported 24 July 2014.
The episode forced the government to announce an auto recall policy, which had been in the works since 2011, and is now expected to be finalized in 2016.
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