Honda airbag

Honda Malaysia has announced that it is initiating a precautionary recall for 24,962 vehicles over faulty front passenger airbag inflators manufactured by Takata. The issue affects the 2012 model year Accord, Jazz, Jazz Hybrid, City, Freed and Insight. The company stated that so far, there have been no crashes or injuries that have involved this particular airbag inflator unit.

As with previous exercises, all affected customers will be informed via a notification letter, which will include details of the recall. Customers who receive the notification are advised to bring the letter and their vehicles to the nearest authorised Honda dealer for inspection. The replacement works will be carried out once the parts are ready, and all costs of parts and labour will be borne by Honda Malaysia.

The company adds that all dealers nationwide have new inflators in stock to cater to the newly affected customers, and has promised to continue urging Takata to speed up the supply of parts for vehicles affected in the Takata airbag inflator recalls initiated by the company.

Honda Malaysia urges owners of vehicles affected by the recall to get their vehicles checked and parts replaced at any authorised Honda dealer or Mobile Hub as soon as possible upon receipt of the notification letters. The company adds that all of its current selling models are not affected by the recall.

The company will continue to recall vehicles proactively with regards to the Takata front airbag inflator issue, and will alert and remind customers on the importance of replacing the affected components via increased frequency of social media postings and SMS blasts.

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.