At the launch of Honda’s new hot-hatch, the Honda Civic Type R, Stephen Collins, Honda Australia boss, made a point of highlighting/updating the Takata airbag recall saga.
He told us that Honda is ahead of the Australian market in terms of completion of inflator replacements.
“Honda has completed 80% of the inflators required. Any one car may have several inflators.
“Consider front airbags where a driver and passenger units may require replacement.
“Over a million cars still need attention in the Australian market, of course not all are Hondas.”
The update from the Australian boss also included:
Confirmation that Honda had established a call centre dedicated to contacting affected owners (even if they are the 2nd or 3rd owner of an affected vehicle).
They are also sending representatives out to the homes of owners of Honda vehicles that may need to have their vehicle repaired.
Wrecking yards, 2nd hand dealers, and unregistered cars, are also all in the sights of the Australian arm of the Japanese car maker.
While Mr Collins stressed that money was not a concern in the pursuit of safety, and that any Honda owner, no matter how old their car, was a primary consideration.
“No stone would be left unturned.” - Stephen Collins
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If it is, take your car ASAP to Honda for a free replacement part.
HONDA has also offered to assist owners to have the work carried out as quickly as possible, including offering to help cover transport costs, supply of a temporary vehicle, and towing.
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