Honda to recall 570,000 vehicles for faulty airbags

Honda to recall 570,000 vehicles for faulty airbags

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AsiaBizz.com: Chinese quality watchdog has said that Japanese-based auto giant Honda is all set to recall about 570,000 vehicles  in China  from February 2015 for a possible defect in the airbags. The recall will affect  527,136 Accord sedans  which were manufactured by the GAC-Honda between May 2002 and December 2007 and 26,128 multipurpose vehicles  manufactured between June 2012 and June 2014.

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The recall plans have been filed with the General  Administration of Quality  Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine. The company says that there could be a defective front airbag  on the driver’s side could possibly break the inflator casing when it deploys and can send fragments flying.

A statement from the Chinese watchdog said, It may harm passengers inside the vehicle and pose safety hazards”.  GAC Honda is also expected to recall 16,505 Fit Saloons which were manufactured between October 2002 and December 2003 for a similar fault.

The statement from the watchdog has not mentioned the name of the manufacturer of the airbags, but last week it was reported that Honda will expand its recall plans of the cars which are having airbags manufactured by Takata and will cover a total of 13 million vehicles across the globe.

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