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.

Mazda CX-3 vs Honda HR-V Comparo -
No Honda HR-Vs are involved in this recall exercise

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
CR-V 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.

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Matthew H. Tong
A straightforward, fun-loving guy who appreciates the superficiality of a car's appeal, but his admiration for anything on four wheels gives him no reason to neglect the makings of a car. He still believes that fun comes with three pedals and a stick.