honda-malaysia-mh

Honda Malaysia has announced that the operations of its temporary Service Central Hubs (SCH) for Takata airbag inflator replacement activities have been extended until December 31. The three temporary SCH (northern, central and southern), which were announced in August, were originally slated to open until September 30.

The company said it was also expanding its Mobile Hubs (MH) to shopping malls in the central region. The hubs will be operational on Saturdays and Sundays from 10 am to 7 pm and will be located at selected shopping malls in the Klang Valley area. See the accompanying graphics below for details.

honda-airbag-sch-listing-to-dec

During the period from August 1 to the end of September, the central hub completed 4,200 replacements, while the northern and southern hubs completed 3,200 units and 3,800 units of Takata front airbag replacement respectively. In total, the company managed to replace more than 62,200 Takata front airbag inflators during the two-month period.

Based on Honda Malaysia’s record on affected Honda vehicles, the central region has the highest number of affected vehicles that have not had their Takata front airbag inflators replaced. The percentage is at 23% compared to the northern and southern regions, which stand at nine and eight percent respectively.

honda-airbag-mh-listing-oct

Honda Malaysia also apologised for not being able to secure 100% availability of Takata passenger front airbag inflators due to a global shortage of these units. It said that stocks of the front passenger airbag inflators are gradually arriving and are expected to be at 55% by end of December.

Honda Malaysia continues to urge owners of Honda vehicles affected by the Takata front airbag inflator product recall to get their vehicles repaired at any authorized Honda dealers, SCH or MH as soon as possible.

Vehicle owners can check their vehicles’ product recall status at www.productrecall.honda.com.my or call Honda Malaysia’s toll free number at 1-800-88-2020 or visit any Honda authorised dealers.