Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Official Statement from Honda Malaysia : SRS Fatality

Statement from Honda Malaysia Sdn. Bhd.
Re: Another Confirmed Rupture of Takata Driver’s Airbag Inflator in Malaysia
on June 26, 2016
Statement date: June 27, 2016

Honda has confirmed that the Takata single stage (SDI) driver’s airbag inflator
ruptured in a crash on June 26, 2016 in Malaysia. The crash resulted in the tragic death of the driver. No official cause of death has been yet determined. Our thoughts and deepest sympathies are with the family of the driver during this difficult time.

Honda has confirmed during an inspection with the Royal Malaysia Police that the Takata single stage (SDI) driver’s airbag inflator ruptured in the crash of a 2005 Honda City on June 26, 2016 in Selangor state. The vehicle involved in this crash was included in a Malaysian Product Update (recall) announced on May 21, 2015, requiring replacement of the SDI inflator of the Takata driver’s front airbag.

Since 2015, this vehicle involved in this crash has been included in both driver’s
Takata airbag inflator and passenger’s Takata airbag inflator recalls. Three mailed recall notices related to those recalls were sent to the owner. Our records indicate that the recall repair was never completed.

Honda is communicating with representative of the driver’s family in an effort to
resolve their remaining concerns. Out of respect for the family, Honda will not
provide any personal information.

Very Important Note to Honda Owners
Honda Malaysia continues to urge owners of Honda vehicles affected by the Takata airbag inflator product recall to get their vehicles repaired at authorized dealers as soon as possible. Vehicle owners can check their vehicles’ product recall status at www.honda.com.my or call our toll free number at 1-800-88-2020 or visit any Honda authorized dealers.

Advice from TOVA
It is very very strongly advised that Honda owner checks for whether their car is affected by the recall and if so, to have the airbag replaced IMMEDIATELY. This is not longer wise to "plan" to do so "ASAP". ASAP is no longer immediately enough. Please take action NOW !

It is now possible to check for recalls online via the Honda Malaysia official website at http://www.honda.com.my. We will be publishing a short step by step article on how to do so.

Thursday, June 23, 2016


Petaling Jaya, 23 June 2016 – Honda Malaysia today announced that it is extending its proactive measure to ensure customer safety by recalling 147,894 units of Honda vehicles to replace the front passenger airbag inflator.

The vehicle models involved in this recall are Accord (2003-2011 YM), City (2009-2011 YM), Civic (2007-2011 YM), CR-V (2008-2011 YM), Freed (2009-2011 YM), Insight (2011 YM), Jazz (2009-2011 YM) and Odyssey (2004-2008 YM).

Honda Malaysia assures customers that safety is the company’s priority. The company regrets the inconvenience caused.

Honda Malaysia reiterates that all of its current selling models are not affected and will continue to uphold transparency and stringent control to ensure customer safety.

All affected customers will be informed via a notification letter, which will include details of the recall. Customers who receive the notification are advised to bring the letter and their vehicles to the nearest authorized Honda dealer for inspection.

The replacement works will be carried out once the parts are ready. Parts and labour charges related to this recall will be borne by Honda Malaysia.

Honda owners can also check their vehicle recall status by calling the Honda Toll Free number 1-800-88-2020 or log on to www.honda.com.my, or visit any authorized Honda dealers.

Honda Malaysia Sdn. Bhd. continues to urge all owners of Honda vehicles affected by the airbag inflator recall to get their vehicles checked and parts replaced at any authorized Honda dealers as soon as possible upon receipt of the notification letter.