Honda Malaysia today announced a product recall involving 2,784 units of 1999 Year Model and 2000 Year Model Honda vehicles to replace the Takata driver front airbag inflator.
It is said that the recall is a preventive measure, in line with Honda global Non-Azide Driver Airbag Inflator (NADI) recall.
The models involved in this product recall to replace the Takata driver front airbag inflator are:
- 1999 Honda Accord (1,380 units)
- 2000 Honda CR-V (1,404 units)
Honda Malaysia reassured that current selling models are not affected in this product recall, and the company will continue to uphold transparency and stringent controls for customers.
As of today, there have not been any reports in Malaysia of incidents or injury caused by the Takata driver front airbag in the two models mentioned above.
Affected customers will be informed via notification letters, which will include details of the product recall. Honda Malaysia urges all affected customers to contact any Honda authorized dealer to make an appointment upon receipt of notification to replace the driver front airbag inflator subject to parts availability.
The company also encourages public who have relatives or friends owning these two models to immediately contact Honda Malaysia to arrange for the driver front airbag replacement.
The company requests all affected customers to make an appointment in advance to ensure a smooth and quick driver front airbag replacement process. Customers are required to adhere to the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) set by the authorities, which include wearing face mask properly, maintaining physical distancing and, sanitising their hands at all times when visiting the dealerships.
The replacement of the affected Takata drive front airbag inflator is free of charge and all cost related to this replacement activity will be borne by Honda Malaysia. The replacement stock will be available in stages.