Honda Malaysia today announced that it is extending its proactive measure to ensure customer safety by initiating a precautionary recall to 24,962 units of 2012 Year Model vehicles for Takata passenger front airbag inflator replacement. The models involved in this recall are

  • Accord (2012 YM),
  • Jazz (2012 YM),
  • Jazz Hybrid (2012 YM), City
  • (2012 YM), Freed
  • (2012 YM)
  • Insight (2012 YM).

Honda Malaysia assures customers that safety is the company’s priority and regrets the inconvenience caused.

Honda Malaysia reiterates that all its current selling models are not affected and will continue to uphold transparency and stringent controls to ensure customer safety.

As of today, there are no crashes or injuries related to this Takata passenger front airbag inflator reported in Malaysia.

Honda Malaysia will be informing all affected customers via notification letters which will include details of the product update. Customers who receive these letters are encouraged to send their vehicles to the nearest Honda authorised dealer for inspection and replacement.

All Honda authorised dealers nationwide have a level of the new inflators stock available to cater to these newly affected customers. At the same time, Honda Malaysia will continue to urge Takata to speed up supply of parts for affected vehicles.

The replacement works will be carried out once the parts are ready and the cost of parts and labour will be borne by Honda Malaysia. Vehicle owners can also check their vehicle’s recall status either by logging on to or or by calling Honda Toll Free number 1-800-88-2020.

Honda Malaysia Sdn. Bhd. will continue to proactively recall vehicles on the Takata front airbag inflator issue and continue 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 immediately get their vehicles checked and parts replaced at any Honda Authorized Service dealers or Mobile Hubs as soon as possible.

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