- Toyota recalled 3.4 million vehicles from all over the world, Honda decided to recall 24 lakh cars
- The vehicles of these companies being sold in India are not included in the recall list
Jan 23, 2020, 10:00 AM IST
Auto desk. Japanese carmaker Toyota and Honda have decided to recall 6 million cars worldwide. There are different types of airbag flaws in these cars and this was expected to threaten the life of the occupants. Toyota decided to recall 3.4 million cars worldwide. Out of these, 29 lakh vehicles are being recalled from America. Toyota’s vehicles include some models of the Corolla sold from 2011 to 2019, the sale Matrix from 2011 to 2013, the Avalon from 2012 to 2018 and the Avalon hybrid cars sold from 2013 to 2018. Toyota vehicles are equipped with airbags made by ZF-TRW. There is a flaw in its electrical interface. Due to this fault, the airbags will either not open completely or will not open at all.
Most of the recalled vehicles were plying in America, airbags were failing
Honda called 27 lakh vehicles from the US and Canada, most of them sedan cars.
Honda Motors has recalled 2.7 million vehicles from the US and Canadian markets. These included Takata Airbag Inflators. However, this is not the model of airbags in which 25 people died in different accidents worldwide due to the flaws. On January 21, both Honda and Toyota decided to recall the vehicles with the deflected airbags. Recall Honda vehicles include the Accord Cope and sedan of 1998–2000, Civic Cope and sedan of 1996–2000, CRV 1 of 1997–2001, Odyssey of 1998–2001 and EV Plus of 1997–1998.
Hyundai, Kiya and Fiat have already recalled vehicles, 13.2 million cars under investigation
Hyundai, Kiya and Fiat Chrysler have already recalled vehicles due to airbag flaws. Four deaths occurred in Hyundai-Kiya vehicles and three deaths in an Fiat Chrysler vehicle accident in alleged cases of non-opening of airbags. In March 2017, the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration began investigating ZF-TRW airbags. In April last year, the scope of investigation was increased to 1.23 crore vehicles. These included models of some vehicles made from 2010 to 2019 of different companies.
Honda said – the risk is too low yet you will not take the risk
In this statement issued by Honda, it is said that the risk of airbags not performing is quite low. Despite this, the company does not want to take any risk. Therefore, vehicles with special model airbags are being recalled. Car owners will be notified in mid-March. However, it is also reported that replacement parts will not be available for a year.