Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Honda Cars Philippines Urges 10,461 Owners to Have Defective Takata Airbags Replaced


Honda Cars Philippines, Inc. (HCPI) announces that it will voluntarily replace Takata passenger front airbag inflators of 10,461 vehicles of 2013 model of City, Jazz and Pilot sold in the Philippines from 2012 to 2015 as part of Honda’s precautionary global recall campaign concerning Takata front airbag inflators.

This recall affects the following Honda vehicles:
  • Honda City - 8,520
  • Jazz - 1,769
  • Pilot 172
This recall is different from the initial 2016 recall which covers the driver’s airbag.

The campaign is part of Honda’s proactive effort to continuously ensure safety of the owners in order to avoid any unfortunate circumstance in the future. The affected Takata airbag inflators might deploy with excessive internal pressure when activated. In such case, the inflator casing might rupture, which could cause serious injury or death in the worst case to vehicle occupants.

HCPI President and General Manager, Noriyuki Takakura, appeals to Honda customers to take action and have their vehicles checked right away. “Safety is always Honda’s top priority and we urge the affected customers to have their vehicles checked at any of Honda Car dealerships, as soon as possible.”

Below is the table of complete information of the vehicles which are included in the recall:



Replacement of parts for this voluntary recall is FREE OF CHARGE and will take about one (1) hour in any of the 37 authorized Honda Car dealerships and three (3) authorized service outlets nationwide.

Customers can check if their Honda vehicle is affected through the recall webpage. The website has a Chassis Number / Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) Check Tool to enable customers to validate if their vehicle is affected. The 17-digit Chassis Number or VIN can be found on the Certificate of Registration (CR). 

Customers can also call the dedicated Honda hotline numbers at 1-800-1000-HONDA (46632) or (02) 857-7240 between 8 AM to 5 PM from Monday to Friday or through email at update [at] hondaphil.com. 

Honda Dealers are open from 9 AM to 6 PM, Monday to Saturday and are most willing to accommodate all affected customers.

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