Honda PH recalls airbags on select car models

Published March 11, 2021, 1:24 PM

by Bernie Cahiles-Magkilat

Honda Cars Philippines, Inc. (HCPI)  is implementing voluntary recall of 8,365 units of 1997-1999 Accord, CR-V and Legend models as part of precautionary measure for faulty airbag inflators. The campaign is part of Honda’s proactive effort to ensure safety of the owners and to avoid any unfortunate circumstance in the future.

Based on its advisory, the affected vehicles include 1,474 units of Accord models 1998-1999; 6,889 units of CR-V 1997-1999; and 2 units of Legend 1998 for a total of 8,365 units.   

According to HCPI, the affected models’ Takata front driver side airbag inflators may have a tendency to rupture upon deployment due to excessive internal pressure, which may result to serious injury to the vehicle’s driver.

Affected customers may avail of the airbag inflator replacement in any of the 38 Honda Cars dealerships nationwide. Replacement parts and labor for this voluntary airbag inflator recall is free of charge and servicing process may take up to a maximum of one hour.

A recall notification letter will be mailed to owners of affected vehicles. Customers may also verify if their vehicle is affected by encoding its 17-digit Chassis Number or Vehicle Identification Number in the Chassis/VIN search tool of the recall information webpage at www.hondaphil.com/recall

HCPI also apologized for any inconvenience caused to owners of these vehicles and assured that this voluntary safety recall is conducted to ensure their safety.

To ensure smooth servicing, affected customers are encouraged to schedule an appointment with their preferred Honda Cars dealership.

 
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