Honda Malaysia issues recall for 23,476 units of several models to replace Takata airbag inflators

Honda Malaysia issues recall for 23,476 units of several models to replace Takata airbag inflators

Honda Malaysia has announced another recall for 23,476 units of the Accord, City, Civic, CR-V, Insight, Jazz and Stream that were previously recalled to replace potentially defective Takata front airbag inflators.

The company says this is a preventative measure and does not significantly change the total number of recalled vehicles, as it involves the replacement of inflators installed in vehicles previously subject to recall.

The affected models are as prescribed in the attached tables (one for front driver airbag inflator and the other for front passenger airbag inflator), and customers are strongly urged to replace them as soon as possible. The replacement of the defective Takata front airbag inflators is free of charge, with the cost of the replacement being borne by the company.

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Affected customers will be notified by Honda Malaysia and can send their vehicles to any of the 95 Honda authorised service dealers in the country for inspection and replacement. The company adds that it will do its utmost best to ensure 100% stock availability in the shortest period of time to ensure a smooth replacement process for all 23,476 affected cars.

As at October 1, 2019, Honda Malaysia has replaced more than 249,000 units of Takata front driver airbag inflators, which translates to a 91% completion rate. Meanwhile, the total number of Takata driver and passenger front airbag inflator replacements completed is at more than 537,000 units, or an 89% completion ratio. All current models on sale are not affected by the recall.

It is imperative that customers check to see if their vehicle is among those affected, and you can do so via Honda Malaysia’s dedicated website with your vehicle’s VIN number. Alternatively, you can also contact Honda Toll Free number at 1-800-88-2020. In its official release, the company also states:

Honda Malaysia also appeals to affected Honda customers who have yet to have their affected Takata front airbag inflators replaced to do so urgently as it may deploy with excessive internal pressure when activated. The defective airbag inflator casing might rupture which may result in injury or fatality of the driver and passenger.

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  • Li Peng on Oct 04, 2019 at 3:16 pm

    Takata = Japanese quality. Better buy from China

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  • sam123 on Oct 04, 2019 at 4:16 pm

    JPJ kne inform pembeli2 kete seken honda… happy drivin guys!

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  • I hope this does not impact on the sales of Honda cars in Malaysia because DRB lives on the success of Honda cars. Otherwise, DRB will be losing so much of money and won’t be able to pay their workers at all if sales of Honda cars are affected.

    Thank you Honda Japan for keeing troubled DRB afloat.

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  • Abang2 Sambung Bayar on Oct 04, 2019 at 6:26 pm

    At least the Japanese will do a recall. China company means will keep quiet. Just like their baby formula milk that poison in it and yet, they still can sell and racun the thousands of babies.

    Japan has more honour than China.

    I hope our China rebadged cars are all safe.

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    • Troll tak habis sekolah ke? on Oct 06, 2019 at 6:22 pm

      So much honor like Takata only reveal the danger of their airbags when people died? You do know Takata still install the deadly airbags despite knowing the danger since beginning because of profits? Oh please, spare us of your fake honor!

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  • John Doe on Oct 04, 2019 at 7:16 pm

    Recalling a 2006 civic ? Now when the airbag problem surfaced years ago…

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    • Tomorrow on Oct 05, 2019 at 3:13 pm

      Dulu dah recalled.. Sekarang recall lagi.. How come Honda Malaysia didn’t recall earlier, past few years Ago ?? Still in doubt and hesitate to change, as cost concern?? Safety/Life is more important than cost.. Honda BOLEH.. Dulu boleh, Sekarang boleh, dan selama-lamanya, lagi BOLEH..

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  • vVivi Zurianti on Oct 06, 2019 at 8:46 pm

    Honda never finish with their recall. Seem like their quality of cars really gone bad compared decades ago….

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  • Heng Lee on Oct 07, 2019 at 3:05 am

    ‘China company means will keep quiet.’

    Yes, their airbags are not made by japanese Takata. Recall not necessary,

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  • Predict Malaysia vehicle sales data for September 2019 by brand:
    1. Perodua @ Mumm-Ra 15900 units
    2. Proton @ Thundercats 8934 units
    3. Honda 6200 units
    4. Toyota 4900 units
    5. Nissan 1800 units

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  • whatttttt on Oct 08, 2019 at 3:24 pm

    So now we know Honda only recall following Toyota. or else Honda dont care about their customer safety. Poor Toyota looks bad to be brave enough to announce recall first

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