If you're an owner of a Honda Accord, CR-V, and Legend from the late 1990s, you might want to head to your nearest Honda dealership.
Recently, Honda Cars Philippines Inc. (HCPI) announced a voluntary airbag recall on 8,365 units made from 1997 – 1999. According to the automaker, these models have faulty Takata front driver's side airbag inflators. Upon deployment, the inflators may rupture due to excessive internal pressure that could result in serious injury to the driver.
Out of the 8,365 models affected, only two 1998 Legends need attention. Meanwhile, 1,474 units of the 1998 – 1999 Accord will need to have their airbag inflators changed. 6,889 examples of the 1997 – 1999 CR-V are part of the service advisory.
A recall notification letter will be mailed by HCPI to affected owners of the vehicles. Also, customers can check whether their unit is part of the recall by going to HCPI's recall website. There, owners can type in their 17-digit chassis number or vehicle identification number (VIN) to see if their vehicle needs to be recalled.
Affected customers may avail of the airbag inflator replacement in any of the 38 HCPI dealerships nationwide. Customers will not have to pay for the voluntary airbag inflator recall since replacement parts and labor are free of charge.
HCPI adds this voluntary safety recall is conducted to ensure their safety. HCPI would also like to urge owners of the affected Honda models to have their vehicles checked right away.