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Honda PH urges customers to get inflators replaced as soon as possible

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Anton Andres / IIHS | October 09, 2018 15:56

Only 50 percent of owners have had their inflators replaced, says HCPI

Honda Cars Philippines, Inc. (HCPI) announced a technical service bulletin regarding the faulty airbag inflators (from Takata) that has affected millions of cars worldwide. The company is again urging owners to get their airbag inflators replaced as soon as possible. The recall affects Honda vehicles manufactured from 2001 to 2015. HCPI says that only 50 percent of affected vehicles have been given the new airbag inflators.

To recap, Honda warns that shards of the inflator may fire straight towards the occupant's faces, causing harm and injury. Abroad, the Takata inflators have caused death upon deployment. Some of the Honda cars affected by the faulty Takata inflators are the 2001-2005 Civic, 2006-2011 Civic, 2002-2006 CR-V, 2006-2012 CR-V, and 2009-2013 City, to name a few.

HCPI and its dealerships are continuously reaching out to customers through numerous mails, text messages, phone calls, and through broadcast, print and online announcements. HCPI has also sought the help of the government to reach out to people.

With that, the company is reiterating its urgent appeal for owners of affected vehicles to bring their cars to various Honda Dealerships. They would also like to remind owners that the inflator replacement is free of charge and only takes an hour to perform.

To see if your Honda vehicle is affected by the Takata inflator recall, you may visit hondaphil.com/services/vin-search and enter you car's Vehicle Identification Number. The VIN is a 17-digit number that can be found on the vehicle registration or from the warranty booklet.

Customers may also call Honda hotline numbers at 1-800-1000-HONDA (46632) or (02) 857-7240 between 8am to 5pm from Monday to Friday or through email at [email protected]