Honda Cars Philippines, Inc. (HCPI) reiterated the recall of Honda vehicles manufactured from 2001 to 2015. The announcement was made to call on for the repairs Airbag Inflators in the affected models.
During the deployment of airbags in a frontal collision, fragments of the inflator (the device responsible for the rapid inflation of the airbag) shoots out in various directions. This presents a threat to the vehicles’ occupants as it is possible for these fragments to hit them. Some deaths have been recorded in other countries due to this issue.
The first recall for the defective airbag deployment was made last December 2017. However, the manufacturer stated that only 50% of the affected vehicles have been successfully recalled and repaired by its service centers.
Customers were reached out through mails, text messages, phone calls, and through broadcast, print and online announcements. HCPI has also sought the government’s help in the dissemination of this information.
HCPI encourages affected owners to bring in their vehicles for repairs on the airbags. They also stated that the repair only takes one hour and is free-of-charge at various Honda dealerships.
Customers can check if their vehicle is affected by inputting the car’s Vehicle Identification Number or VIN. The 17-digit VIN can be found on the vehicle registration or the warranty booklet. Honda hotline numbers may also be contacted at 1-800-1000-HONDA (46632) or (02) 857-7240 between 8am to 5pm from Monday to Friday or through email at email@example.com.