Sometimes, recalls aren’t as bad as they seem. Honda Malaysia announced that some 93,929 cars manufactured and sold between 2003 and 2016 may potentially be fitted with a faulty 12V battery, but the company stressed that no related injuries, crashes or casualties have been reported thus far.
As usual, customers involved in exercises like this will be issued a notification via snail mail which will include all details of the product update. If you’ve gotten yours, be sure to head down to your nearest authorised Honda service centre. If a battery replacement is required, all parts and labour charges will be borne by Honda Malaysia; the battery alone costs anywhere between RM200 to RM400.
Those who have yet to receive the notification letter may refer to the table below as a heads up:
|Car Model||Year Model|
|City||2003 to 2014, 2016|
|Civic||2010, 2012 and 2013|
|CR-Z||2012 and 2013|
|Freed||2010 to 2012|
|Insight||2011 to 2013|
|Jazz||2009, 2012, 2013, 2015 and 2016|
Alternatively, you can call Honda Malaysia’s toll-free number at 1-800-88-2020 to check for your vehicle’s status.