Honda to recall vehicles to replace airbag inflators

New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) Automobile major Honda Cars India (HCIL) on Friday announced a voluntary recall of 57,676 vehicles of previous generation models of City, Jazz and Civic.

According to the company, the exercise is being carried out as part of Honda’s preventive global recall campaign concerning air bag inflators.

The company elaborated that it will voluntarily replace the driver side airbag inflators of 57,676 vehicles of previous generation of City, Jazz and Civic.

“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,” the automobile manufacturer said in a statement.

“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.”

The company disclosed that it will replace the driver side airbag inflators of 49,572 units of its sedan City which were manufactured between January 2012 and June 2013.

Apart from City, the company will replace the inflators in 7,504 units of its hatchback Jazz manufactured from February 2012 to February 2013.

In addition, driver side airbag inflators of 600 units of luxury sedan Civic which have been manufactured between January 2012 and August 2012, will be replaced.

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