Thursday, May 21, 2015


Petaling Jaya, 21 May 2015 - Honda Malaysia today has undertaken the initiative to commence a precautionary update for 87,182 units of Honda vehicles that comprise a range of models as follows:
  • City      (2003 - 2008 model - i.e. manufactured - year)
  • Civic     (2003 - 2008 model year)
  • CR-V     (2002 - 2007 model year)
  • Jazz      (2004 - 2006 model year)
  • Stream  (2004 - 2005 model year)
This precautionary exercise is necessary to replace the driver and passenger airbag inflators with newly produced inflators for all affected models. Honda Malaysia deeply regrets the inconvenience caused to all affected customers.

The precautionary efforts do not affect Honda's current selling models.

As of today, there were no crashes or injuries related to this issue reported in Malaysia.

Honda Malaysia will be informing all customers involved via notification letters which will include details of the product update. Customers who receive these letters are advised to send their vehicles to the nearest authorized Honda dealer for inspection.

The replacement works will be carried out once the parts are ready and the costs of parts and labour will be borne by Honda Malaysia. Vehicle owners can also check their vehicle's product update status by calling Honda's Toll Free number 1-800-88-2020 or visit any authorized Honda dealer.

Honda Malaysia Sdn. Bhd. continues to urge owners of Honda vehicles affected for the product updates to get their vehicles checked and parts replaced at any authorized Honda dealers as soon as possible.

Special note by TOVA : This is related to the recent Takata airbag issue so we advise all TOVA readers who owns a Honda in the affected year of manufacture as identified above to have their update done asap.

Honda Begins Sales of All-new Gasoline-powered "JADE RS", New Addition to the JADE Lineup

TOKYO, Japan, May 21, 2015 - Honda Motor Co., Ltd. today announced it would begin sales of the all-new JADE RS equipped with a newly-developed 1.5-liter direct injection VTEC TURBO engine, at dealerships across Japan on May 28, 2015. The all-new JADE RS is a new addition to the all-new JADE lineup which has been well-received for its stylish form with the total vehicle height of a sedan, minivan-class occupant comfort and utility and high-quality driving performance.