Honda Cars Philippines, Inc. (HCPI) has announced a new recall for over 14,000 of its vehicle models to replace the front passenger airbag inflators.
The affected units, the model years, and the breakdown of the vehicle number by models are:
||Number of Affected Units
According to HCPI, the supplier
of the initial replacement front passenger airbag inflator encountered a problem in the equipment's manufacturing
that "increased the risk of inflator rupture
during airbag deployment" that can cause serious injuries
to the vehicle's occupants.
While there have been no reported cases or injuries because of this defect in the Philippines, HCPI "will proceed with the replacement of the airbag inflators
of the affected units as a safety measure...free of charge
...and will take about one hour to complete
Honda Motor Company
itself did note that it has since changed its supplier of the airbag inflator
HCPI will reportedly contact the vehicle owners and advises them to proceed to one of 42 authorized dealers
. HCPI will also post in www.hondaphil.com
the frame numbers of the affected vehicles.
Vehicle owners may also inquire with their Honda dealers or call HCPI's hotline at 1-800-1000-46632 (HONDA)