The Takata-made driver airbag inflators fitted to models manufactured between 2003 to 2006 will be replaced free of cost

  • Honda Accords manufactured between 2003 to 2006 part of recall list, more than 3,600 units affected.
  • Takata driver airbag inflators could deploy with excessive force and risk of ruptured casing may cause injury.
  • All concerned models to get the airbag inflators replaced free of cost as a precautionary measure.
  • Customers can check if their car is on the list with their dealerships or submit the vehicle identification number on Honda’s website.

Honda has issued a precautionary global recall for certain models fitted with Takata front airbag inflators. Included in the list are Honda Accords manufactured between 2003 to 2006 for which the company will voluntarily replace the driver front airbag inflators free of cost.

To check if your car is affected by the issue, Honda India has launched a link to a microsite on its main.jpgage where customers can submit their 17-character vehicle identification number, also known as VIN. Customers can also get in touch with their nearest Honda dealership to check the same. The process of replacing the faulty airbag inflators at authorised dealers began on April 18.

While it may be a precautionary move, it is a serious matter and all relevant Honda customers should check if their model is on the recall list. The concerned Takata airbag inflator faces the risk of deploying with excessive internal pressure when activated. There is also the risk of the inflator casing getting ruptured, which could also result in injury to those inside the car.