Honda recalls Pilot, Odyssey units sold in PH
MANILA, Philippines - Honda Cars Philippines, Inc. (HCPI) announced on Monday, January 21, the voluntary recall of 171 units of Honda Pilot and Odyssey sold in the Philippines.
The units, sold from June 2012 to January 2013, will be subject for inspection as part of a US recall following a manufacturing report involving potential inappropriate installation of driver airbag rivets.
Globally, the recall will cover some 836,716 vehicles of Honda Pilot (Year models ’09 to ’13) and Odyssey (Year models’11 to ’13) manufactured in the USA.
Findings show that there are possibly some rivets which secure the driver’s front airbag cover and bracket that were inappropriately installed. As a result, "the affected airbags may change upon collision and driver protection performance may decrease," the company said in a press release on January 21.
No crashes or injuries have been reported related to this issue.
HCPI said Honda dealers will call and send notice of letters to affected customers starting January 19. Inspection of identified vehicles will start from January 21.
If the owners have already sold their units, they are asked to inform the dealership immediately so as to inform the
transferee of this recall campaign.
"Owners of Honda Jazz, City, Civic, Accord, CR-V and HR-V models sold and distributed by Honda Cars Philippines are not affected and thus have no reason to worry since the affected parts are of different source," the company said. - Rappler.com