Honda extends Takata airbag recall to 2,784 20-year-old cars in Malaysia

By daryl, 26 November 2020

Honda Malaysia's relentless pursuit of H-badged cars registered in Malaysia that may have been equipped with faulty Takata airbags continues. This time, that effort goes as far back as 1999, with the latest round of recalls involving 2,784 units of the 1999 Honda Accord and 2000 Honda CR-V. 

No injuries or deaths have been attributed to the airbags of these vehicles to date. However, the Japanese carmaker has identified 1,380 units of the Accord and 1,404 units of the CR-V in the country as vehicles at risk. Honda Malaysia is intent on replacing the Takata driver front airbag inflator on all these cars as a preventive measure. This service is free of charge and all costs related to the replacement will be borne by the company. 

Although efforts have been made to reach out to affected owners via notification letters, the fact that both of these models are over two decades old means it's likely for some owners who purchased either model used in recent years to slip through the cracks due to outdated contact details. As such, anyone with friends or relatives who drive a 1999 Accord or 2000 CR-V is encouraged to make the necessary arrangements to have the potentially faulty airbag inflators replaced; all that's required is an appointment with any authorised Honda dealership in Malaysia.