Honda Recalls 1.37 lakh units of CR-V globally due to airbag malfunction!
The Japanese based automaker, Honda is recalling 1.37 lakh units of their SUV, 2019 Honda CR-V, due to faulty airbags. The decision came after when three injuries were reported in six different incidents where the sudden deployment of driver-side airbag took place. Mind you, neither of the vehicles were involved in any crash.
The carmaker said that they are going to replace the steering wheel harnesses and supplement restraint cable reels of the affected vehicles. The recall includes a total of 1.18 lakh cars in the USA and 19,000 in Canada and South Korea.
Honda clarified that ‘metal burrs on the interior surface of the steering wheel may have resulted in damage that leads to short circuit and overheating of the components’ when asked on what lead to the sudden deployment of the airbags.
Honda recently recalled about 1.1 million cars (many were recalled for the second time) after the failure of Takata airbags which could suddenly explode and injure the driver and passengers in the car.
If you look closely into the history of last decade of Honda recalling cars due to faulty airbags then the manufacturer has replaced about 21 million Takata airbags in about 12.9 US vehicles. The issue resulted in 14 death in itself.
However, there is no update from Honda Car India Ltd if the SUV have any similar issues. The fifth generation Honda CR-V 2019 was introduced in last year and is available in both petrol and diesel engines. This is the first time that the SUV gets a diesel engine.
Honda only offers a 5-seater option for petrol CR-V and 7-seater option is kept for the diesel CR-V. The 2.0-litre petrol motor churns out 151bhp of power with 187Nm of peak torque. The diesel motor is underpowered which churns only 118bhp with 300Nm of torque sourced from a 1.5-litre i-DTEC engine.
Honda CR-V is available in both two-wheel drive and all-wheel drive. The prices for the same starts at Rs 28.31 lakh for the base variant and goes up to Rs 32.95 lakh for the all-wheel-drive top variant. All prices are quotes in ex-showroom, Delhi.