Honda announces airbag recall for select 1997-1999 model year Accord, CR-V and Legend models


Honda Cars Philippines, Inc. (HCPI) will voluntarily recall 8,365 units of 1997-1999 Accord, CR-V and Legend models as part of Honda’s precautionary recall campaign concerning Takata airbag inflators. The campaign is part of Honda’s proactive effort to ensure safety of the owners and to avoid any unfortunate circumstance in the future.

Model Model Year No of Affected Vehicles
Accord 1998-1999 1,474
CR-V 1997-1999 6,889
Legend 1998 2
Total 8,365

 

The affected models’ Takata front driver side airbag inflators. may have a tendency to rupture upon deployment due to excessive internal pressure, which may result to serious injury to the vehicle’s driver.

Affected customers may avail of the airbag inflator replacement in any of the 38 Honda Cars dealerships nationwide. Replacement parts and labor for this voluntary airbag inflator recall is free of charge and servicing process may take up to a maximum of one hour.

A recall notification letter will be mailed to owners of affected vehicles. Customers may also verify if their vehicle is affected by encoding its 17-digit Chassis Number or Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) in the Chassis/VIN search tool of the RECALL Information section.

HCPI apologizes for any inconvenience caused to owners of these vehicles and assures that 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.

To ensure smooth servicing, affected customers are encouraged to schedule an appointment with their preferred Honda Cars dealership. Customers can also contact Honda’s customer service hotline, 1-800-1000-HONDA (46632) or (02) 8857-7240 between 8am to 5pm, from Monday to Friday, or email update@hondaphil.com for further assistance.

 

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