Auto giant Honda recalls over 20,000 units of City, Accord and Jazz models over faulty airbags

Auto giant Honda has recalled 22,834 units of City, Accord and Jazz models across India due to faulty airbags. The recall comes under its global precautionary exercise to replace faulty Takata front airbags in the models.

The recalled vehicles include 510 units of its premium sedan Accord, 22,084 units of City, and 240 units of Jazz.

The recall takes the total number of vehicles reaclled by Honda in India to 3.13 lakh units.

The 2013 models of these cars have been recalled in this phase, across the country by Honda Cars India Limited (HCIL), a wholly owned arm of Honda.

"HCIL will voluntarily replace Takata passenger front airbag inflators of 22,834 vehicles of 2013 model of Accord, City and Jazz as part of Honda's precautionary global recall campaign concerning Takata front airbag inflators," HCIL said in a statement.

"The replacement will be carried out free of cost at HCIL dealerships across India in a phased manner starting immediately," the company further added.

Honda will identify and contact users of affected vehicles. Car owner would be able to check whether  they are eligible for the free airbag replacement by entering their Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) or chassis number in the company's special micro site.

The company, last year, recalled 41,580 units of previous generation of Accord, Civic, City and Jazz models in India as part of a global exercise to rectify faulty airbags.

In July 2016, it recalled 1,90,578 units of the previous generation of Accord, CR-V, Civic, City and Jazz models in order to rectify faulty airbags made by Takata in July 2016.

Millions of vehicles have been recalled globally over defective safety airbags manufactured by Japan's Takata Co.