Honda Cars India Ltd (HCIL) today announced that it would carry out preventive replacement of driver side airbag Inflator as part of a global exercise by Honda Motor Company to ensure stringent quality standards for its products. There has been no reporting of any incident related to this part anywhere in India.
This replacement will affect 1040 units of the Honda Brio, 1235 units of the Honda Amaze and 63 units of the Honda CR-V manufactured between September 2011 and July 2014. The issue is a possible incorrect assembly of the baffle plate in the driver side airbag inflator. In the case of certain vehicles manufactured within the aforementioned time period, due to incorrect assembly of baffle plate, the pressure within the Inflator may rise excessively when the driver side airbag deploys in an accident or other situation, causing damage to the container.
The replacement would be carried out free of cost at HCIL dealerships across India, and the owners will be contacted individually. The customers can also check whether their car will be covered under this campaign by submitting their 17 character alphanumeric Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) on the special microsite which has been created on the company———s official website.