Honda Malaysia (HM) today announced that it is extending the Takata front passenger airbag inflator recall to include a further 28,399 units of model year 2013 cars. The models involved are the MY2013 City (14,944 units), Jazz (6,874), Jazz Hybrid (6,211) and Insight (370).

As with previous affected models, the 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 will be informing all affected customers via notification letters that will include details of the recall. Customers who receive the letter are encouraged to send their vehicles to the nearest Honda authorised dealer for inspection and free replacement. Click here for more info and to check if your Honda is affected.

HM says that as at March 2018, it has replaced over 223,000 units of the Takata driver airbag inflator, which translates to an 84% completion ratio. Include front passenger airbag inflators and the completed figure is over 435,000 units, or 77%. The company says that no current models are affected by this issue and that it will “continue to uphold transparency and stringent controls to ensure customer safety.”

Excluding this latest round of 28,399 units, HM says that it has 100% stock availability for driver and front passenger airbag inflators and has increased service capacity via mobile hubs, hubs at selected Petronas stations, hubs at Honda roadshows and prioritising airbag replacement activities at dealerships.