Honda Cars Philippines (HCPI) is urging owners of select models to bring in their vehicles to the nearest dealership for a 'voluntary safety recall.' The issue? A suspected defect in the driver side airbag's inflator.
Possibly affected are the following models sold in the Philippines from 2001 to 2015: the Honda City, Jazz, Civic, CR-V, Accord, and Pilot. Honda owners may—and should—verify if their vehicle is affected by the issue by visiting the company's official recall website. If you find that your vehicle identification number is listed there, you best bring in your car for servicing. Customers may also call Honda's dedicated hotline number (02-857-7240 between 8am to 5pm, Monday to Friday) to check.
The company has already begun contacting owners affected by the safety issue. "We encourage everyone, if you have a friend and family member who owns a Honda vehicle, we urge you to call our hotline number or check our website to check if their vehicle is affected," said HCPI president Noriyuki Takakura. "You must take action now."
HCPI is aiming to service more than 199,000 units which may be affected by the issue. While no accidents or injuries have been reported by the defect in the Philippines so far, owners best make sure their vehicle is safe as soon as possible.