Honda New Zealand and Honda Australia have both announced a recall of certain models affected by the faulty Takata airbags. This follows a recall of over 100 million cars worldwide after 16 deaths and 180 injuries.
Honda New Zealand has advised on its website that New Zealand-new Honda Civic, Jazz, Accord Euro, CR-V, Insight, and City may contain faulty driver or front seat passenger airbags, and a “limited number” will have the airbags recalled. Honda Australia submitted a recall notice to Product Safety Australia on January 23, specifying that Euro, City, Jazz and Insight models manufactured in 2012 contained affected vehicles.
Honda national service manager Bryan Davis said, “The driver and front-seat passenger-airbag inflators of all affected vehicles will be replaced with a new part as a precautionary measure. Honda New Zealand has not received any reports of incidents in New Zealand where airbags in vehicles affected by the recall might have deployed abnormally.” Car owners, who have been identified through registration data, will be contacted directly by Honda New Zealand.
Honda New Zealand is also investigating second-hand, Japanese-used imported Honda vehicles that might also be affected by the airbag recall. The owners of these cars will also be contacted by Honda. Those who wish to know if their car is affected can check via their VIN or registration here.