SA RECALL: Honda South Africa says Jazz and Brio models are affected locally by the global Takata-made airbag recall. Image: Honda
Statement by Honda Motor Southern Africa Safety Recall - Driver's Airbag
JOHANNESBURG, Gauteng - Honda South Africa has responded to the global recall affecting millions of vehicles worldwide.
Earlier in November 2014, Wheels24 reported that Honda had admitted on Monday (Nov 24) it had failed to report to US safety regulators more than 1700 injury and death claims involving its vehicles, in violation of federal law.
JAZZ, BRIO AFFECTED
Honda SA said: "Further to the Takata airbag recall earlier in 2014, Honda will as a precautionary measure, recall more than 1000 potentially affected 2004 Jazz and 2012 - 2014 Brio vehicles, in order to replace the driver's SRS airbag module.
"In certain vehicles, the driver's SRS (safety restraint system) airbag may deploy with excessive pressure during an accident which could result in the rupture of the airbag inflator canister. Should this happen, the possibility exists that small fragments might enter the passenger compartment potentially causing injury."
Honda Motor Southern Africa has no reported injuries or incidents related to this recall, says the automaker
EXCHANGE START DATE
The recall involves 481 Jazz 2004 model year and 536 Brio 2012 to 2014 model year units as a precautionary measure, owners of affected vehicles will be contacted by Honda Motor Southern Africa requesting them to make an appointment with their Honda dealer for replacement of the airbag module. Recall repairs will begin within the second week of December, says the automaker.
Should customers have any queries regarding this recall, they may access the Honda website, email email@example.com or contact 031 000 0473 to verify if their vehicle is affected.