AIRBAG ISSUE: Honda South Africa will replace faulty Takata-sourced airbag inflators, affected models include Jazz models produced from 2012-2014. Image: Supplied
Cape Town - Honda Motor Southern Africa has expanded its recall campaign to replace Takata supplied airbag inflators.
In June 2014, Wheels24 reported that Honda SA recalled a small number of 2001-03 model years CR-V, Accord, Civic and Jazz units.
In March 2016, according to Honda SA: "Takata, Honda’s air-bag supplier, has informed us of the occurrence of an air-bag failure involving a non-Honda vehicle.
The Japanese automaker says it will contact owners of affected vehicles but would also like to encourage owners to access its website: www.honda.co.za, where, the automaker says, "they can utilise the VIN-checker to confirm whether their vehicle is affected and also confirm/amend their contact details".
Replacement to be done at no cost
Honda SA says the recall campaign will be conducted in phases.
According to Honda SA: "Replacement components are currently being sourced, following receipt of which, owners will be contacted by Honda SA to make an appointment with their dealer for replacement of the airbag module(s). The replacement will take between one and two hours at no cost to the owner."
The recall affects the following models:
No incidents reported yet
Honda SA say: "To date, no incidents involving defective inflators have been reported in the South African market. There is no risk that the driver or passenger airbag fitted to your vehicle may deploy unintentionally and that this concern may only be exhibited in the event that the vehicle is involved in an impact sufficient to deploy the vehicle’s airbags."Safety and peace of mind is our primary concern, and we will assist affected customers as quickly and conveniently as possible.
"For any additional queries, customers can also email firstname.lastname@example.org or contact 031 000 0473."