KUALA LUMPUR : Honda Malaysia is recalling 9 ,998 Accord 2003 – 2007 yr model for another replacement of the Takata driver front part airbag inflator as a proactive measure.
It said as customer safety is always Honda’s top priority, the company believes this second recall is necessary as a precautionary action and urges affected customers to replace the defective driver front airbag inflator as soon as possible.
“As of today, there are no crashes or injuries related to the Takata driver front airbag inflator in the Accord (2.0L) 2003 – 2007 Year Model reported in Malaysia,” it said.
It said the affected customers would receive notification letters with the details of this product recall and stock availability.
The total number of Takata driver and passenger front airbag inflator replacements completed is at more than 527,480 units or 89% completion ratio.
“Honda Malaysia also appeals to affected Honda customers who have yet to have their affected Takata front airbag inflators replaced to do so urgently as it may deploy with excessive internal pressure when activated.
“The defective airbag inflator casing might rupture which may result in injury or fatality of the driver and passenger,” it said.