Honda Cars Philippines Inc. (HCPI) has announced that it will voluntarily replace Takata passenger front airbag inflators of 10,461 vehicles of 2013 model of City, Jazz and Pilot sold in the Philippines from 2012 to 2015, as part of Honda’s precautionary global recall campaign concerning Takata front airbag inflators.
The number of City models was placed at 8,250, Jazz 1,769, and the Pilot 172.
The campaign is Honda’s proactive effort to continuously ensure safety of the owners in order to avoid any unfortunate circumstance in the future. The affected Takata airbag inflators might deploy with excessive internal pressure when activated. In such case, the inflator casing might rupture, which could cause serious injury or death in the worst case to vehicle occupants.
HCPI president and General Manager Noriyuki Takakura appealed to Honda customers to take action and have their vehicles checked right away. “Safety is always Honda’s top priority and we urge the affected customers to have their vehicles checked at any of Honda Car dealerships, as soon as possible,” he said.
Customers can check if their Honda vehicle is affected through the recall webpage at hondaphil.com/services/vin-search. The website has a Chassis Number / Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) Check Tool to enable customers to validate if their vehicle is affected. The 17-digit Chassis Number or VIN can be found on the Certificate of Registration (CR). Customers can also call the dedicated Honda hotline numbers at 1-800-1000-HONDA (46632) or (02) 857-7240 between 8 am to 5 pm from Monday to Friday or through email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Honda Dealers are open from 9am to 6pm, Monday to Saturday and are most willing to accommodate all affected customers.