Honda Malaysia has announced a recall exercise involving 1,380 units of the 1999 year model Honda Accord, as well as 1,404 units of the units of the 2000 year model Honda CR-V. The 2,784-unit recall exercise is in line with the Honda global Non-Azide Driver Airbag Inflator (NADI) recall to replace the Takata driver front airbag inflator as a preventive measure.
The potentially faulty Takata driver front airbag inflator could result in excessive internal pressure during operation, and thus causing the airbag to fail to function properly or to rupture. As at today, there have been no reports in Malaysia of any incident or injury caused by the Takata driver front airbag in these vehicles.
Affected owners will be informed via notification letters, which will include further details of the product recall. Honda Malaysia urges all affected customers to make an appointment with any authorised Honda authorised dealer upon receipt of notification to replace the faulty part.
The company also encourages the public who have relatives or friends owning these two models to immediately contact Honda Malaysia to arrange for the driver front airbag replacement. The replacement of the affected Takata driver front airbag inflator will be done free of charge, and all costs related to this replacement activity will be borne by Honda Malaysia. The replacement stock will be available in stages.
For more information surrounding this product recall, customers can call the Honda Toll Free number at 1-800-88-2020, or log on to productrecall.honda.com.my to check if their vehicles are involved in this recall by producing the vehicle identification number (VIN).
Honda Malaysia reassures that current selling models are not affected in this product recall, and the company said that it will continue to uphold transparency and stringent controls for customers.
Additionally, strict health and safety Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) are in place during this critical time to safeguard the well-being of its customers and staff. As such, the company requests all affected customers to make a prior appointment to ensure a smooth replacement process.
All individuals in the premise will be required to adhere by the SOPs set by the authorities at all times, including the wearing of face masks, maintaining physical distancing.