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New Delhi, Oct 27: Honda Cars India (HCIL) is recalling 2,338 units of its hatchback Brio, compact sedan Amaze and sports utility vehicle CR-V manufactured between September 2011 and July 2014 to replace a faulty part related to airbags. As part of a global recall by its parent Honda, the company said it would carry out preventive replacement of driver side air bag inflator of 1,040 units of Honda Brio, 1,235 units of Honda Amaze and 63 units of Honda CR-V. Also Read - Smart Finance: Maruti Suzuki Launches Virtual Finance Facility in 30 Cities | All You Need to Know
The vehicles affected by the recall are manufactured between September 2011 and July 2014. These are being recalled as part of Honda’s global recall regarding a possible incorrect assembly of the baffle plate in the inflator, HCIL said in a statement. “HCIL is carrying out the part replacement as part of a global exercise by Honda Motor Company to ensure stringent quality standards for its products,” it said, adding there had been no reporting of any incident related to this part in India. Also Read - Mahindra Raises Vehicle Prices, including Thar's, From Today by Up to Rs 40,000
The replacement would be carried out free of cost at the company dealerships across India, and the owners will be contacted individually, HCIL said. Last week Nissan had announced recall of 9,000 units of its compact car Micra and mid-sized sedan Sunny in India to replace defective airbags as part of a global recall.
Ever since auto industry body SIAM started voluntary vehicle recall for safety related issues in India in July 2012, over seven lakh vehicles have been recalled by various manufacturers including Maruti Suzuki, Mahindra & Mahindra, Toyota, Ford, Honda and General Motors. Last month Maruti Suzuki India announced recall of 69,555 units of Dzire, Swift and Ritz models manufactured between March 2010 and August 2013 to repair wiring harness fitment.
In April this year, in one of the biggest vehicle recalls in India, Maruti Suzuki recalled 1,03,311 units Ertiga, Swift and DZire — manufactured between November 12, 2013 and February 4, 2014 to replace faulty fuel filler neck. Last year, General Motors India recalled over 1,10,000 units of its multi-utility vehicle Tavera to address emission and specification issues.
The government is in process of framing a mandatory recall policy that would entail penalties as part of the new Central Motor Vehicle Rules.