Honda Malaysia (HM) has announced an extension of its recall to replace Takata front airbag inflators to include the Honda Civic Type R. This is the FD2R that was officially sold by HM, and it includes 419 units from model years 2007-2008 and 2010. Both the driver and front passenger airbag inflators have to be replaced.

As with previous affected models, the hot Civic’s Takata front airbags may deploy with excessive internal pressure when activated. The airbag inflator casing might rupture, which may result in injury or death to car occupants.

HM stresses that all current models are not affected by this issue, the world’s largest automotive recall, and that it will “continue to uphold transparency and stringent controls to ensure customer safety.”

Affected customers will be informed via a notification letter, which will include details of the recall. Those who receive the letter should head to an authorised Honda dealer for inspection and replacement as soon as possible. Letters will be sent and replacement works will be carried out once the parts are ready. HM will bear parts and labour costs.

The latest round of recalls was in February, when 24,962 vehicles were affected with the same airbag problem, including 2012 model year Accord, Jazz, Jazz Hybrid, City, Freed and Insight cars. As of May 7, stock availability is 100% for driver airbag inflators and 90.5% for front passenger airbag inflators.

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