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You may need to bring your old Accord or CR-V to a Honda dealership right now

It’s a clear testament to your sound driving and car maintenance discipline that your 20-something-year-old Honda Accord or CR-V is still in great driving condition. Plus, of course, it speaks volumes, as well, about the world-class craftsmanship and engineering of the Japanese brand.

A great part of being a responsible vehicle owner is making sure every foreseeable problem with the vehicle is addressed the soonest possible. Honda Cars Philippines Inc (HCPI) has just proactively revealed a foreseeable life-threatening problem involving these two models that can be solved in just an hour at any of its dealerships nationwide.   

HCPI has voluntarily recalled 8,365 units of the 1997-1999 Accord (1,474 affected units), CR-V (6,889 units), and Legend (2 units) as part of Honda’s precautionary recall campaign concerning Takata airbag inflators. The campaign is part of Honda’s efforts to ensure vehicle owners’ safety.

The affected models’ Takata front driver side airbag inflators may have a tendency to rupture upon deployment due to excessive internal pressure, which may result in serious injury to the driver.

Affected customers may avail of the airbag inflator replacement in any of the 38 Honda Cars dealerships nationwide. Replacement parts and labor for this voluntary airbag inflator recall is free of charge, and servicing would take a maximum of just one hour.

A recall notification letter will be mailed to owners of affected vehicles. Customers may also verify if their vehicle is affected by encoding its 17-digit Chassis Number or Vehicle Identification Number in the Chassis/VIN search tool of the recall information webpage at

HCPI apologizes for any inconvenience caused to owners of these vehicles and assures that this voluntary safety recall is conducted to ensure their safety. HCPI would also like to urge owners of the affected Honda models to have their vehicles checked right away.

To ensure smooth servicing, affected customers are encouraged to schedule an appointment with their preferred Honda Cars dealership. Customers can also contact Honda’s customer service hotline, 1-800-1000-HONDA (46632) or (02) 8857-7240 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., from Monday to Friday, or email for further assistance.