Honda Cars PH Conducts Voluntary Safety Recall of Around 199,00 Units
Honda Cars Philippines, Inc. (HCPI), Honda’s automobile business unit in the Philippines, is asking the owners of around 199,000 of its vehicles to participate in the voluntary safety recall of select models of the Honda City, Honda Jazz, Honda Civic, Honda CR-V, Honda Accord, and Honda Pilot sold locally from 2001 to 2015 due to a suspected defect in the airbag inflator of the driver's side airbag. Although no accident or injuries concerning the said issue have been reported in the Philippines, the campaign is Honda's proactive effort to continuously ensure the safety "of the owners of the affected vehicles to avoid any unfortunate circumstance in the future." "We urge affected customers to have their vehicles repaired in any Honda Cars Dealership, as soon as possible," said HCPI President and General Manager Noriyuki Takakura as he appealed to Honda customers to take action and have their vehicle checked right away. "We encourage everyone, if you have a friend and family member who owns a Honda vehicle, we urge you to call our hotline numbers or check our website to check if their vehicle is affected. You must take action now." The voluntary safety recall campaign for select models is free of charge and will only take about one hour in any of the 37 authorized Honda Car dealerships and three authorized service outlets nationwide. 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 consisting of 17 digits / Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) Check Tool to enable customers to see if their vehicle is affected. Customers can also call the dedicated Honda hotline numbers at 1-800- 1000-HONDA (46632) or (02) 857-7240 between 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. from Monday to Friday or through email at email@example.com.