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Old 25th June 2014, 13:51   #16
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Honda is likely to recall its premium sedan - Accord sold before 2007 in India. This recall is a part of the global recall initiative due to potential airbag inflator defects.

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http://www.bbc.com/news/business-28030902

Reports of similar issues with the Chevy Cruze but unclear yet if Indian models are affected.
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All car makers are actually integrators, buying components from maybe a hundred or more vendors. So what has happened is not totally unexpected. Only their QC ensures that the basic product is good. Even here just in time etc. often leave the QC almost totally to the vendor.
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Old 27th June 2014, 09:21   #19
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Default GM Recalls Cruze In US After Airbag (made by Takata) Incident

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An accident that left a Georgia woman blind in one eye and a subsequent lawsuit led to General Motors Co's recall of about 33,000 Chevrolet Cruze sedans in North America for potentially defective air bags made by Takata Corp.

The lawsuit by Brandi Owens, filed in late April in federal court in Atlanta against GM and Takata, claims her car and driver-side air bag were "defective and unreasonably dangerous," citing a problem that has dogged Takata for several years - air bag inflators that explode with too much force. More than 10.5 million vehicles with Takata air bags have been recalled globally.
http://www.cnbc.com/id/101794005

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Old 27th June 2014, 10:34   #20
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GM is in more problem in US. The government is probing each and every nut of all GM cars
This is just, another brick in the wall.

But good to hear them recalling all impacted vehicles. Even though they are in much bigger trouble. The new GM CEO seems to be more promising when it comes to these kind of quality issues.

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Old 16th July 2014, 18:13   #21
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Honda Cars India Ltd. (HCIL) has recalled 1,085 units of the Accord sedan and 252 units of the CR-V manufactured in the year 2003 and 1 unit of the CR-V manufactured in 2002 to carry out replacement of their passenger side airbag inflators.

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I think the scary thing is not about "the airbag not deploying". The scary thing is "airbag deploying" in a minor accident or because of high humidity (it seems the airbag explosive substance that triggers an airbag in less than half the blinking time for eyes, or in 40 milliseconds, reacts with moisture). There have been reports of sharpnel shooting out and cutting the throat of a teenage female driver in Japan in a minor accident--a Reuters report also says Toyota and Honda have switched off all passenger-side airbags in Japan after taking clearance from the transport authorities there. I find it quite scary now, especially for cars manufactured before 2007!
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Holy crap!!! This is scary

The very purpose of purchasing a car variant that has airbags (at least in the Indian context) is to have a bit of peace of mind, and this just has the opposite effect.

Well I guess the writing on the wall is - airbag or no airbag drive safely.
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Old 17th July 2014, 11:48   #23
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Honda India Recall details;

Honda will contact the impacted cars' owners directly, if they are contactable.
In case you are not the first owner, and want to check directly, please use this link. With the help of VIN, you can see if the recall impacts your Honda;
https://www.hondacarindia.com/PUD5VG...erInquiry.aspx
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BMW Recalls 1.6 Million Cars Over Defective Takata Air Bag


It looks like they supplied BMW as well. The fault part being mentioned as the air bag inflator.
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Default Chevy Cruze recalls in US - Does it Impact Indian Cruze?

I was considering buying the Chevy cruze. But read about recall of the vehicle in north america due to faulty airbags and another issue of possible fire through liquids trapped in the engine compartment.
Any idea if this issue persists in the india models
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The issue was primarily for the cars delivered in US due to an outsourced vendor providing those faulty parts. There is no recall for indian cheverolet Cruze except for Tavera after which I believe the production stopped.

I own a Cruze too.
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Takata Discovered Airbag Problems in 2004, Destroyed Data

http://blog.caranddriver.com/report-...estroyed-data/
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Honda's new recall - after a death in Malaysia is tied to the use of Takata airbags.

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As scrutiny intensified from lawmakers and federal prosecutors over defective airbags made by the Takata Corporation, Honda confirmed on Thursday that a driver of one of its cars had died after a Takata airbag exploded. It was the fifth death linked to the defect.

The driver was pregnant when she was killed on July 27 in Malaysia, a Honda spokesman in Kuala Lumpur said on Friday. Her unborn baby also died.
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Link to detailed article (NYTimes) - Here

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More on the Malaysia incident, with pictures:
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-1...to-crisis.html
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Takata Discovered Airbag Problems in 2004, Destroyed Data
Corporate greed knows no boundary.

Today it is Takata who tried to bury down a known issue. The other day it was GM. Not sure who will be the next.

In another thread there is long discussion going on safety and inclusion of ABS/Airbags etc. as standard equipment in India. These news dent the argument for such requirements and also confidence of people generally on automobile manufacturers
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