Published on August 19th, 2016 | by Subhash Nair0
Honda Malaysia Now Has a Replacement Driver-side Airbag Inflator For EVERY Affected Vehicle
Honda Malaysia announced today that parts availability for the Takata driver front airbag inflator is at 100%.
As at 17 August 2016, Honda Malaysia has completed 45% replacement of the recalled Takata airbag inflators, which translates to approximately 175,000 units of airbag inflators in affected vehicles. Over the past 3 weeks, Honda Malaysia has managed to replace more than 31,800 units of airbag inflators at our authorised dealers, Service Central Hubs and Mobile Hubs. Honda Malaysia will continue to urge affected customers to change the affected parts, aiming to improve the completion rate as much as possible.
Due to the global shortage of parts for Takata passenger front airbag inflators, Honda Malaysia is facing parts shortage and is unable to secure 100% stock availability.
Customers of affected Honda vehicles can replace both Takata driver and passenger (based on parts availability) front airbag inflators by making an appointment with any Honda authorised dealers. They also encourage customers to call the Honda Toll Free number 1-800-88-2020 to make an appointment with any of the Service Central Hubs which are located at:
- Northern Hub (Next to S.M.J.K. Convent Dato’ Keramat School)
Address: No.401, Jalan Dato’ Keramat, 10150 Georgetown, Penang.
- Central Hub – Soo & Sons Metal Works Sdn. Bhd. (Next to Columbia Asia Hospital)
Address: Lot 15 Jalan 13/6, Section 13, 46200 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.
- Southern Hub – Oriental Assemblers Sdn. Bhd.
Address: 99 & 99A-C, Jalan Tampoi, 81200 Johor Bahru, Johor.
These temporary Service Central Hubs have been operating since 1st August 2016 and will be operational until 30th September 2016. The hubs open 7 days a week except public holidays , from 8am to 7pm.
To provide additional outlets for Takata airbag replacement activity, Honda Malaysia has also opened a total of 24 Mobile Hubs which are set up at 21 selected Petron service stations and three (3) Honda Family Road Trip locations. These Mobile Hubs have started operations since 5th August and will close on 25th September 2016. The Mobile Hubs are open from 8am to 7pm on every Friday, Saturday and Sunday at three (3) different locations. Further details of the location of the Mobile Hubs are available at www.honda.com.my or www.productrecall.honda.com.my.
With the arrival of sufficient parts for Takata driver front airbag inflators and increased capacity for the replacement activities with 3 Service Central Hubs and 24 Mobile Hubs, Honda Malaysia would like to urge customers with affected vehicles to quickly have the replacement done.
Honda customers can check their vehicles recall status either by logging on to www.honda.com.my or www.productrecall.honda.com.my or by calling the Honda Toll Free number 1-800-88-2020.
Honda Malaysia Sdn. Bhd. continues alerting and informing customers of the importance of replacing the affected vehicle’s airbag inflators, via increased frequency of postings on social media and SMS blast. Owners of Honda vehicles affected by the airbag inflator product recall are advised to get their vehicles checked and parts replaced at any authorized Honda dealers, Service Central Hubs or Mobile Hubs as soon as possible.