Recalls aren’t bad things. They are issued as a preemptive measure to ensure the safety of the vehicle. If a certain model of vehicle has a recurring problem and has affected a wide number of customers, a recall can be issued. These problems don't have to necessarily be related to accidents but can spring from a problem that is critical to the operation of the vehicle.
This is done for the safety of the customer. If a part is inherently faulty and breaks down without the cause of user error, it is the manufacturer's job to replace that part free of charge. Reporting problems about your vehicle to the manufacturer may help them find a recurring problem that can also be found in other similar units. In doing this, the manufacturer will be able to rectify the problem and will help keep other consumers and customers safe.
In this case, Honda Cars Philippines (HCPI) wants to reiterate recalls for selected older model vehicles. Even if these cars are more than 10 years old, HCPI wants to make sure these vehicles are still up to safety standards.
The models in question are the Honda Accord, Civic, Jazz, City, and CR-V.
For the Accord the units in question are those sold in 2003
Model code: CM4
For the Civic the units in question are those sold from 2001-2005, and 2006-2009.
Model code: EF1, ES5, FD1, FD2
For the City the units affected are those that were sold in 2003-2006 and 2009
Model code: GD6, CD8, GM1, GM2
For the CR-V the units affected are those that were sold in 2003-2009
Model code: RD4, RD5,RD7, RE1, RE4
For the Jazz the units affected are those that were sold from 2002-2009
Model code: GD1, GD3, GE6, GE8
The recall itself deals with a suspected defect in the inflator of the passenger front airbag. There have not been any reported accidents or inquiries related to this concern in the Philippines but this recall campaign by Honda wants to ensure the safety of the owners of these vehicles as well as the safety of its customers. HCPI advises customers to contact and set an appointment with the nearest Honda car dealership and or service center to have the vehicles inspected
HCPI also apologizes for any inconvenience this might cause the owners of the vehicles and would like to assure the public and customers that this is a preventative measure that is done for their safety.
Click here to check if your vehicle is affected by the recall: https://hondaphil.com/recall