Honda Malaysia recalls 9,998 Accord (2.0L) 2003 – 2007 year models for a second alternative of the Takata driver entrance airbag inflator as a safety measure.
“Honda Malaysia deeply regrets to tell that this affected Accord (2.0L) 2003 – 2007 Yr Mannequin was one of many fashions concerned within the earlier Takata airbag inflator remembers,” it stated in a press release on Thursday.
It mentioned as buyer security is all the time Honda’s prime precedence, the corporate believes this second recall is vital as a precautionary motion and urges affected clients to switch the faulty driver entrance airbag inflator as quickly as attainable.
Honda Malaysia mentioned the second alternative of the faulty Takata driver entrance airbag inflator is freed from cost and the price of the substitute shall be borne by the corporate.
It acknowledged that each one its present promoting fashions is usually not affected and they might proceed to uphold transparency and stringent controls to make sure buyer security.
“As of immediately, there are not any crashes or accidents associated to the Takata driver entrance airbag inflator within the Accord (2.0L) 2003 – 2007 year models reported in Malaysia,” it stated.
It stated the affected clients would obtain notification letters with the small print of this product recall and inventory availability.
It additionally stated the second alternative airbag inflator inventory for these 9,998 models could be obtainable in phases, and the corporate was doing its utmost most excellent to make sure 100% inventory availability within the shortest time frame.
As of April 21, Honda Malaysia had accomplished greater than 243,720 items of Takata driver entrance airbag inflator replacements or 92% completion ratio.
The overall variety of Takata driver and passenger entrance airbag inflator replacements accomplished is at higher than 527,480 models or 89% completion ratio.
“Honda Malaysia additionally appeals to affected Honda prospects who’ve but to have their affected Takata entrance airbag inflators changed to take action urgently as it could deploy with extreme inside stress when activated.
“The faulty airbag inflator casing would possibly rupture which can lead to harm or fatality of the motive force and passenger,” it stated.