Honda Malaysia recalls 93,929 vehicles due to faulty 12V battery

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 ModelYear Model
City2003 to 2014, 2016
Civic2010, 2012 and 2013
CR-Z2012 and 2013
Freed2010 to 2012
Insight2011 to 2013
Jazz2009, 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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