Honda Malaysia has announced that there is 100% parts availablity for the driver side airbag inflator module as part of the Takata recall. This means that if your car is affected, you can make an appointment straight away to get the module replaced at one of Honda's service centres. Honda also has mobile service hubs operating to speed up replacements, so check to see if there is one available for you.
As of 17th August 2016, Honda Malaysia has completed 45% of the replacements for the recalled Takata airbag inflators, which translates to approimately 175,000 units of airbag inflators in affected vehicles. Over the past 3 weeks alone, Honda Malaysia has managed to replace more than 31,800 units of airbag inlators at authorised dealers, service central hubs, and mobile hubs. Unfortunately, due to the global shortage of passenger side inflators, Honda Malaysia has yet to secure 100% stock availability but will continue to work towards this.
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.
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