Reportedly, the Japanese car maker Honda Motors is likely to recall around more than two million vehicles worldwide due to an airbag defect which could be resulted in fire risk.
As per the company, this recall would cover around 2,033,000 vehicles manufactured between time period of August 2000 and December 2005. Out of these vehicles, over one million are of North America and around 668,000 are of Japan.
While in India, this recall will cover Honda’s Accord only. However, the Accord sedan has been discontinued in India now but it’s those models which were manufactured between above mentioned time period will come under this event and people who still have Honda’s Accord of that time period will have to attend this recalling program for their own benefit.
The recalling is being done due to the defect in driver-side airbag that later could cause the container of the inflator to rupture in the event of a crash, enhance the fire risk resulting in injuring the passengers.
These airbags was supplied by the Takata Corporation and the supplier has taken the responsibility now to support the every car manufacturers in replacing these faulty airbags. As per the reports, these airbags was supplied to brands worldwide like Honda, Toyota, Nissan, Ford, BMW and Chrysler etc. and almost every car manufacturer has or going to recall their respective vehicles with this defect soon.
In India, Honda Accord was on sale between 2001 to 2007 and its around 27000 units has been sold since then, though Honda is yet to announce the actual no. of recalls Accord from India. It is being expected that an announcement will be made by the company soon regarding the same.