More than 1,000 Honda cars recalled in UAE

Japanese-made vehicles recalled in Gulf state after faulty passenger air bags discovered
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By Daniel Shane
Sun 14 Apr 2013 11:54 AM

More than 1,000 Honda vehicles have been recalled in the UAE following the discovery of air bag defects.

Al Futtaim Motors, the Japanese car maker’s official distributor in the Gulf state, said that 1,337 units among the 2001MY to 2003MY Odyssey, CR-V, Stream and Civic models were affected.

“Al-Futtaim Honda is committed towards the safety of its customers and takes the security of its vehicles into strong consideration,” Al Futtaim Motors said in a statement.

“As per the guidelines of the Ministry of Economy, Al-Futtaim Honda will announce the recall on local newspapers and complete the recall when the concerned vehicles visit the workshop.”

The news follows the announcement that several Japanese manufacturers had recalled millions of vehicles worldwide after uncovering defective air bags.

The automakers, which include Honda, Toyota and Nissan, will between them recall 3.4m cars because air bags, supplied by Takata Corporation, were at risk of catching fire or injuring passengers.

The recall is the largest ever announced by Takata, the world’s second-biggest manufacturer of car air bags and seat belts.

Toyota, Honda and Nissan stated that there were no reports of injuries or deaths directly caused by the faulty air bags.

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