Honda is recalling Amaze and Brio again, the second instance in a year, this time along with the CR-V. The affected car toll has hit 2,338 units and Honda will carry out preventive replacement of Driver side airbag inflator.
This is the same problem due to which Nissan has to recall more than two lakh cars globally and 9000 cars in India, because of faulty parts supplied by Takata Corp. It is not clear whether Honda also sourced the airbags from the same supplier but it is very probable that such is the case.
The breakdown of the recall is as follows:
- Honda Amaze: 1235 units
- Honda Brio: 1040 units
- Honda CR-V: 63 units
The affected cars have been manufactured between September 2011 and July 2014 and the reason cited is a possible incorrect assembly of the baffle plate in the inflator. The repairs will be conducted free of cost at Honda dealerships and owners will be contacted by the company itself individually.
How to Check if your car is Affected
But we would suggest you to check for yourself whether your car is affected or not. Here is a quick 2 step process..
- Visit this official link
- Enter your car’s 17 digit chassis number starting with MAKDD, MAKDF or MAKRM.
- Click on ‘Check’
It would tell you if your car is included in this recall or not. You can then connect with your local Honda dealer for an appointment. You can also visit any of the 195 odd outlets of Honda spread across 127 cities in India and inquire about the status of your car.
This latest recall by Honda is not an India specific activity and is being conducted across the world. In fact Honda is the largest customer of Takata Corp.