Honda Cars Philippines, Inc. (HCPI) will voluntarily recall a total of 8,365 units as part of the brand’s campaign concerning Takata airbag inflators. The following Honda models include the 1997-1999 Accord, CR-V, and 1998 Legend sedans.
Going into detail, the Takata front driver side airbag inflators of the aforementioned models have a tendency to rupture upon deployment due to excessive internal pressure. That said, it could therefore cause some serious injury to the driver.
Given the situation, HCPI is then allowing owners of the 1997-1999 Accord, CR-V, and 1998 Legend sedans to have their vehicle’s airbag inflator replaced on any of the 38 Honda Cars dealerships nationwide. Here’s a tally of models affected by the recall:
- 1998-1999 Honda Accord: 1,474 units
- 1997-1999 Honda CR-V: 6,889 units
- 1998 Honda Legend: 2 units
Notably, replacement parts and labor for this voluntary airbag inflator recall is free of charge. Servicing process, on the other hand, may take up to a maximum of one hour. The campaign is part of Honda’s proactive effort to ensure safety of the owners and to avoid any unfortunate circumstances in the future.
HCPI has also issued an apology for the inconvenience caused to the owners of the said models. More importantly, the Japanese automaker assures that this voluntary safety recall is conducted in order to ensure their safety.
So if you happen to own any of the Honda models mentioned, there are actually two ways to find out if your vehicle is affected by the voluntary recall. First, owners with affected units will receive a recall notification letter from Honda PH, second is by encoding your car’s 17-digit Chassis Number or Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) in the Chassis/VIN search tool of the recall information page on the company’s website. Once a vehicle is confirmed to be part of the recall, Honda urges owners to get their affected car checked as soon as possible.