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Honda Malaysia has released an update over the status of airbag availability with regards to the ongoing Takata airbag inflator recall – stock availability of front passenger airbag inflators is targeted to be increased 55% by the end of the month, a month earlier than the expected timeframe announced previously – and that figure is expected to be increased further to 70% by December.

With that development, the company has urged affected customers to replace their passenger airbag inflators immediately, and has encouraged them to make an appointment at any of the Honda Service Central Hubs or authorised Honda service centres in order for the replacements to be carried out systematically and avoid any setbacks.

So far, Honda Malaysia has managed to replace over 62,300 inflators out of the approximately 125,000 affected as of November 23, translating to a completion ratio of 50%. The company has also announced that it is taking immediate action to replace the additional 147,894 units of passenger airbag inflators in a separate recall announced in June.

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Meanwhile, Honda Malaysia has continued to urge affected customers to replace their front driver airbag inflators immediately, as stock availability is at 100%. The company has confirmed that all Honda Service Central Hubs and authorised Honda service centres have sufficient stock to perform the replacement, and that it has so far replaced around 175,000 driver’s side inflators out of the approximately 264,000 affected, resulting in a 66% completion ratio.

Finally, Honda Malaysia has expanded the locations of its Mobile Hubs at shopping centres from 11 to 18 from now until December 25, including Aeon Metro Prima in Kepong, Aeon Shah Alam, Tesco Extra Cheras and Giant Superstore Bandar Puteri in Puchong. The full list of locations, including Honda Family Road Trip road shows and Honda Service Central Hubs, can be found at productrecall.honda.com.my.

You can check your Honda’s update status by calling 1-800-88-2020 or by visiting any authorised Honda dealer. You can also use the company’s online VIN checker to see if your vehicle is affected