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honda malaysia issues airbag recall for the accord year 2003 2007 model year
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Honda Malaysia issues airbag recall for the Accord year 2003 – 2007 model year

This recall covers 9,998 units for the second replacement of the Takata driver’s airbag inflator

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Dinesh Appavu

25 Apr 2019


Honda Malaysia has issued another recall for the Accord 2.0-litre manufactured between 2003-2007 and affects 9,998 units. This recall specifically covers a second replacement of the Takata driver front airbag inflator as a preventive measure as this specific model was one of the models involved in a previous recall.

Understandably, Honda Malaysia truly apologises for the inconvenience caused to customers once again but stresses that customer safety is always Honda’s priority and thus believes this second recall is a necessary precautionary action and urges affected customers to replace the defective driver front airbag inflator as soon as possible.

As always, the cost of replacement will be borne by the company. Honda Malaysia would like to emphasise that all its current models are not affected by this recall. Affected customers will receive notification letters with the details of this product recall and stock availability. Honda Malaysia strongly encourages customers who receive these letters to send their vehicles to any of the 95 Honda authorised dealers for inspection and replacement.

As of today, there are no crashes or injuries related to the Takata driver front airbag inflator in the Accord 2.0-litre 2003 – 2007 model year reported here.

Honda Malaysia has completed more than 243,720 units of Takata driver front airbag inflator replacements; a 92 per cent completion ratio, as of 21 April 2019. The total number of Takata driver and passenger front airbag inflator replacements completed is at more than 527,480 units or 89 per cent completion ratio.

Once again, they’re appealing to customers affected by the recall that have yet to get their vehicles inspected and have the inflators replaced if necessary to do so urgently as it may deploy with excessive internal pressure when activated, causing the casing to rupture which may result in injury or fatality of the driver and passenger.

Vehicle owners can check their vehicles’ recall status either by logging on to www.honda.com.my or www.productrecall.honda.com.my. They may also call the Honda Toll Free number at 1-800-88-2020.



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