Honda owners with faulty Takata airbags are encouraged to urgently replace their affected front airbag inflators, as it may deploy with excessive internal pressure when activated. The airbag inflator casing might rupture which may result in injury or fatality of the driver and passenger.
The company also said it would render full cooperation to the Ministry of Transportation (MOT) and the Road Transport Department (JPJ) to resolve this issue.
“Honda Malaysia will be working closely with the Ministry of Transport and Road Transport as it continues to emphasize the urgency to replace affected Takata airbag inflators. Honda Malaysia’s commitment to the safety of its customers remains steadfast and will continue its awareness programme to keep owners and public informed of the Takata airbag replacement activities.,” the company said in a statement released earlier today.
List of selected Petronas stations and shopping malls (Source: Honda Malaysia)
As at July 2, 2018, Honda Malaysia has completed more than 228,000 units of Takata driver front airbag inflator which translates to 87% completion ratio. The total number of Takata driver and passenger front airbag inflator replacements completed is at more than 465,000 units or 79% completion ratio.
The replacement activity can be done at any of the 92 Honda authorized service dealers nationwide and at selected Petronas stations and shopping malls. Cost of parts and labour for the airbag inflator replacement will be borne by Honda Malaysia and is free of charge to the owners.
Vehicle owners can check their vehicles’ product recall status as per below:
- Visit Honda website at: www.productrecall.honda.com.my
- Call the Honda toll free number at 1-800-88-2020
- Visit any Honda authorized dealers