Honda Cars Philippines Inc (HCPI) has just issued a voluntary safety recall on select models of the Accord, City, Civic, CR-V, Jazz and Pilot built from 2001 – 2015. According to the automaker, certain models that were sold in the Philippines are suspected of having a faulty driver's side airbag inflator.
The voluntary safety recall campaign for the affected cars is free of charge and will only take about an hour of checking. Any of the 37 authorized Honda dealerships and three authorized service outlets nationwide can check any of the affected models.
Customers can also check if their Honda vehicle is part of the recall by logging on to hondaphil.com/services/vin-search. The site itself has a chassis number and vehicle identification number (VIN) Check Tools that will allow owners to see if their automobiles is part of the recall. In addition, customers can call dedicated Honda hotline numbers at 1-1800-1000-46632 or (02) 857-7240 between 8AM to 5PM, Monday to Friday.
To date, no accident or injuries have been reported related to this safety issue in the Philippines.
“We urge affected customers to have their vehicles repaired in any Honda Cars Dealership as soon as possible,” said Noriyuki Takakura, HCPI president and General Manager.
HCPI aims to repair more than 199,000 possibly affected vehicles in the Philippines. Customers are encouraged to immediately schedule an appointment at any dealership. They are open from 9AM to 6PM, Monday to Saturday.