UPDATE: Honda Cars PH announces 2nd recall for this year

I am a Honda car owner, and I sometimes have concerns on my car. (Most recently on my add-on security alarm.) I am re-posting these advisories from the Honda Cars Philippines’ website.

UPDATE: Honda Cars Philippines, Inc. Announces Voluntary Recall

http://www.hondaphil.com/ver2/pr.php?id=267

September 7, 2011 – Last September 05, 2011, with customers’ safety as utmost priority, Honda Cars Philippines, Inc. (HCPI) announced the voluntary recall of 19,143 units of combined Yr. ’05-’07 Honda Jazz, Yr. ’06-’08 City and Yr. ’05-’06 CR-V models to replace the power window master switch assembly with countermeasure parts.

The silicon component commonly found in air fresheners or automotive cleaning agents, etc. enters into the power window master switch. This accelerates wear in the contact area and over time, wear particles accumulate between the power source and ground of the unit switch. The resin material of the unit switch is then heated and carbonized. This may cause smoke and in worst case, partial burning of the window switch cover. To date, no accidents or injuries have been reported related to this defect in the Philippines

After careful study, HCPI would like to inform its customers that the number of affected vehicles is reduced to 14,883 unitsThe other 4,260 units not included in the recall have a different design of power window master switch which was supplied by other parts supplier. For easier reference, City units with central door lock function are NOT included in the recall.

In an effort to keep its customers informed without delay, HCPI issued a statement immediately after the official announcement from its head office, Honda Motor Co., Ltd. “In behalf of HCPI, I would like to sincerely apologize for any inconvenience that this incident may have caused the owners of mistakenly identified units.” said Mr. Voltaire Gonzales, Vehicle Sales and Corporate Communications Head of HCPI. For the complete and updated listing of Jazz, City and CR-V units included in the voluntary recall, kindly refer to the table below.

To conduct the voluntary recall in an orderly manner, customers are requested to call their respective dealers or the Honda Hotline at 1-800-1000-Honda (46632) or (02) 857-7240 and visit our website, www.hondaphil.com, for inquiries and details of scheduling. Replacement of affected parts will be carried out in all 28 authorized dealers and 3 service centers nationwide, free of charge and will take no more than 30 minutes.

 

Honda Cars Philippines, Inc. Announces Voluntary Recall

September 5, 2011 – Honda Motor Co., Ltd. earlier announced a voluntary recall of some Honda Fit (Jazz in the Philippines) City and CR-V models to replace the power window master switch assembly with countermeasure parts.

Consequently, Honda Cars Philippines, Inc. (HCPI) would like to inform its customers that a total of 19,143 units of combined Yr. ’05-’07 Honda Jazz, Yr. ’06-’08 City and Yr. ’05-’06 CR-V models are included in the safety measure.

The silicon component commonly found in air fresheners or automotive cleaning agents, etc. enters into the power window master switch. This accelerates wear in the contact area and over time, wear particles accumulate between the power source and ground of the unit switch. The resin material of the unit switch is then heated and carbonized. This may cause smoke and in worst case, partial burning of the window switch cover. No accidents or injuries have been reported related to this defect. With the total safety of Honda vehicle users as priority at all times, HCPI is taking this voluntary recall to replace the power window master switch assembly of affected units. Jazz, City and CR-V models with the following frame numbers are included in the voluntary recall:

Letters of notice will be sent to concerned Jazz, City and CR-V owners starting September 06, 2011. To conduct the voluntary recall in an orderly manner, customers are requested to call their respective dealers or the Honda Hotline at 1-800-1000-Honda (46632) or (02) 857-7240 and visit our website, www.hondaphil.com, for inquiries and details of scheduling. Replacement of affected parts will be carried out in all 28 authorized dealers and 3 service centers nationwide, free of charge and will take no more than 30 minutes.

Owners of Jazz, City and CR-V models not included in the list above have no reason to worry since the affected parts are of different specifications. Other Honda models such as the Civic, Accord, Pilot, Odyssey and HR-V sold and distributed by Honda Cars Philippines, Inc. are likewise not affected.

Link on first recall http://www.hondaphil.com/ver2/pr.php?id=242

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