Honda Malaysia successfully replaced over 80% airbags in recent recall

As of 29th June 2017, Honda Malaysia has completed 80.2%  replacements for Takata Driver Front airbag inflators and 55.9% for Takata Passenger Front airbag inflators. Replacement activities ongoing at authorized Honda dealers, selected Petronas Stations, selected shopping malls nationwide, and mobile sales roadshow in shopping malls throughout the month of July 2017

Press Release From Honda Malaysia

 

Honda Malaysia Updates On Replacement Activities for Takata Front Airbag Inflators

 

Petaling Jaya, 3 July 2017 – Honda Malaysia today issued an update on the replacement activities for Takata front airbag for all affected models throughout the month of July 2017. As at 29th June 2017, the completion rate for Takata driver front airbag inflators stands at 80.2%.  Honda Malaysia remains committed to ensure the safety of Honda customers via replacement activities at selected shopping malls nationwide and mobile sales roadshow in shopping malls on every weekend in the month of July.  This is in addition to the ongoing replacement activities at all authorized Honda dealers and selected Petronas Stations.

The replacement activities at selected Petronas Stations will continue operating as usual. Honda Malaysia would like to thank PETRONAS Dagangan Berhad (PDB) for their support throughout the collaboration period where many owners managed to have their affected Takata front airbag inflators replaced.

Honda Malaysia will continue with the ongoing replacement activities at Shopping Mall Hubs across Malaysia, with more venues being added. The Shopping Mall Hubs will provide further convenience to affected customers as it will be ongoing on every weekend in the month of July, beginning 8 July 2017*.

*Please refer to the attached table on locations and dates of the replacement activities at Shopping Mall Hubs and selected PETRONAS Stations.

It is important that affected owners immediately replace the defective Takata front airbag inflators as they may deploy with excessive internal pressure when activated. The airbag inflator casing might rupture, which may result in injury or fatality of the driver and passenger. 

Honda Malaysia strongly urges affected owners to make an appointment at any Authorised Honda Service Centres to avoid any delays or setbacks. However, replacement activities at selected Shopping Mall Hubs and Petronas Stations DO NOT require advanced appointment*. Customers are encouraged to bring their vehicles only to authorized Honda dealers, selected Shopping Mall Hubs and Petronas Stations for the replacement of affected Takata front airbag inflators.

*Excluding Civic Type R

As at 29th June 2017, stock availability for Takata driver front airbag inflators is 100%, while completion rate stands at 80.2%. Stock availability for Takata passenger front airbag inflators is also at 100% while completion rate is currently at 55.9%. Honda Malaysia is doing its utmost best in ensuring the increase of stock of Takata passenger front airbag inflators. The Company is committed to increasing the completion ratio and is taking additional measures to improve convenience for affected customers.

For further enquiries, affected customers may contact the Honda Toll Free number
1-800-88-2020. Honda customers can also check their vehicle’s recall status either by logging on to www.honda.com.my or www.productrecall.honda.com.my

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