“Honda Malaysia deeply regrets to inform that this affected Accord (2.0L) 2003 – 2007 Year Model was one of the models involved in the previous Takata airbag inflator recalls,” it said in a statement on Thursday.
It said as customer safety is always Honda’s top priority, the company believes this second recall is necessary as a precautionary action and urges affected customers to replace the defective driver front airbag inflator as soon as possible.
Honda Malaysia said the second replacement of the defective Takata driver front airbag inflator is free of charge and the cost of the replacement will be borne by the company.
It stated that all its current selling models are not affected and they would continue to uphold transparency and stringent controls to ensure customer safety.
“As of today, there are no crashes or injuries related to the Takata driver front airbag inflator in the Accord (2.0L) 2003 – 2007 Year Model reported in Malaysia,” it said.
It said the affected customers would receive notification letters with the details of this product recall and stock availability.
It also said the second replacement airbag inflator stock for these 9,998 units would be available in stages and the company was doing its utmost best to ensure 100% stock availability in the shortest period of time.
As at April 21, Honda Malaysia had completed more than 243,720 units of Takata driver front airbag inflator replacements or 92% completion ratio.
The total number of Takata driver and passenger front airbag inflator replacements completed is at more than 527,480 units or 89% completion ratio.
“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,” it said.
Vehicle owners can check their vehicles’ recall status either by logging on to https://www.honda.com.my or https://productrecall.honda.com.my or or by calling Honda toll free number at 1-800-88-2020.
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