Honda announces recall of selected 2001-2002 Civic, CR-V models

Honda announces recall of selected 2001-2002 Civic, CR-V models image

Text: Vince Pornelos / Photos: Vince Pornelos | posted April 11, 2013 14:25

For faulty passenger airbag inflators

Honda Cars Philippines today announced a voluntary recall of 2,234 units of the 2001-2002 Honda Civic and the 7,509 units of the 2001-2002 CR-V.

After investigation and tests, Honda has uncovered a defect in the inflation devices used in the passenger airbag units of the 2001-2002 Civic and the 2001-2002 CR-V that could cause a rupture of the inflator case.

This announcement follows a global recall of Honda Motor Company that affects and estimated 1,142,000 units worldwide.

Honda Cars Philippines will be notifying affected customers by phone and by mail and will subsequently invite them to bring their cars to any of Honda's authorized servicing facilities. Should the affected car already be sold to a second hand owner, Honda will attempt to track the sale to reach the owner of the affected model.



For a complete list of VIN numbers of affected models, customers are asked to visit, call the Honda Hotline at 1-900-1000-HONDA (46632) or email

Recently, HCPI also instituted a voluntary recall of the 2012 Pilot and 2012 Odyssey, and have completed the updates needed to the vehicles of affected customers.

HCPI says that Jazz, City, Civic, Accord, CR-V and HR-V models whose VIN numbers do not match any on the list are unaffected.