Honda Malaysia has announced a recall involving 23,476 of its vehicles that were previously recalled to replace the Takata front airbag inflators as a preventive measure. The affected models are as follows:
Models involved in recall for Takata front driver airbag inflator replacement:
Civic: 2006 – 2007 & 2009 – 2011
CR-V: 2007 – 2008 & 2010 – 2011
Stream: 2010 & 2012
Insight: 2011 – 2012
City: 2009 – 2013
Jazz: 2012 – 2013
Models involved in recall for Takata front passenger airbag inflator replacement:
Accord: 2003 & 2005 – 2006, 2008 – 2009 & 2011 – 2012
Stream: 2003 – 2005
CR-V: 2002 – 2009
Jazz: 2003 – 2007, 2009 & 2012
City: 2003 – 2009
Civic: 2003 – 2011
Honda Malaysia sincerely apologises for the inconvenience caused to customers once again. As customer safety is always Honda’s top priority, the company believes this replacement is necessary as a precautionary action and urges affected customers to replace the defective Takata front airbag inflators as soon as possible.
The replacement of the defective Takata front airbag inflators is free of charge and the cost of the replacement will be borne by the company. The company emphasises that all its current selling models are not affected and the company will continue to uphold transparency and stringent controls to ensure customer safety.
Affected customers will receive notification letters from Honda Malaysia with the details of this recall and stock availability. Honda Malaysia strongly encourages customers who receive these letters to send their vehicles to any of the 95 Honda authorised service dealers for inspection and replacement.
The replacement of Takata front airbag inflator stock for these 23,476 units of Honda vehicles will be available in stages and Honda Malaysia is doing its utmost best to ensure 100% stock availability in the shortest period of time.
This particular recall phase this year does not significantly change the total number of recalled vehicles as it involves replacement of inflators installed in vehicles previously subject to recall.
As at 1 October 2019, Honda Malaysia has completed more than 249,000 units of Takata front driver airbag inflator replacements, which translates to 91% completion ratio. The total number of Takata driver and passenger front airbag inflator replacements completed is at more than 537,000 units or 89% completion ratio.
Honda Malaysia also appeals to affected Honda customers who have yet to have their affected Takata front airbag inflators replaced to do so urgently as it may deploy with excessive internal pressure when activated. The defective airbag inflator casing might rupture which may result in injury or fatality of the driver and passenger.
Vehicle owners can check their vehicles’ recall status either by logging on to www.honda.com.my or www.productrecall.honda.com.my or by calling Honda Toll Free number at 1-800-88-2020.