Honda Philippines recalls 1,760 units

Honda Philippines recalls 1,760 units

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Recall fiasco continues as auto giant Honda recalls vehicles for air bag defect.

Japanese auto giant Honda’s Philippines division announced a recall of 1,760 units of its Honda Fit, City, Civic and Accord which were sold between 2002 and 2003. The recall was announced on July 9, 2014 and the company has cited a defect in the inflation device of the front passenger airbag as the reason for recall. With this announcement, Honda will now follow the footsteps of General Motors and Ford who had also made recall announcements earlier this month. 

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About 2.1 million Honda vehicles have been affected by this recall which involves the replacement of the affected inflator. The owners of the affected cars will be notified through letter notices and phone calls.

The company is encouraging all vehicles owners to take their vehicles to an authorized dealer where the affected inflator will be replaced free of charge.

In a press statement, HCPI’s President and General Manager Toshio Kuwahara said, “We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience we have caused to our customers and other people involved in this matter. Rest assured that we are conducting different measures to prevent the recurrence of this problem. Our customers’ safety is always Honda’s top priority. Please bear with us as we conduct this safety campaign.”

The worldwide recall by various auto manufacturing companies is said to have caused a short fall of car parts.

The replacement takes about an hour and will be carried out at all the 32 authorized dealers and 3 service centres across the nation. The repair service will begin from July 31, 2014 .

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