Honda Recalls Over 1.4 lakh Cars in Malaysia; models like City, Accord and Civic built between 2003 – 2011 are involved
The problem with faulty air bag inflators which has become a rising concern for several auto makers in the US, has hit the Malaysian market as well, as the Japanese auto manufacturer Honda Motor Co Ltd has recalled more than 1.4 lakh vehicles in the country to fix the faulty Takata air bag inflators there.
Due to the problem in the Takata air bag inflators several mishaps have been reported around the world in several auto manufacturer’s cars, and Honda is one of them. The total number of vehicles recalled by Honda Motor Co. Ltd in Malaysia is 147894 units, and the models affected by the recalled campaign include Honda City, Honda Accord, Honda Civic models along with other Honda models, and all of these models were manufactured between 2003 to 2011.
In May, 2016 the Japanese auto manufacturer revealed they would recall around 21 million vehicles more to fix the faulty air bag inflators, while earlier more than 30 million vehicles were recalled globally by the automaker for the same problem with air bag inflators.
Around the globe 13 deaths and more than 100 injuries have been reported till date; which were caused by the faulty air bag inflators built by Takata, and all these air bags are fitted to the front of the cars, and major cases were reported in US only, while in Malaysia two deaths have been reported already.
In Japan the car maker has recalled more than 7 lakh vehicles for the same problem, while in India too Honda Car India recalled 2.23 lakh vehicles comprising several models Honda Civic, Honda City, Honda CR-V and Honda Jazz to repair the Takata airbag inflators. The problem with the airbag happens when the inflators are exploding with extreme force after a long exposure to heat and humidity.