Published on June 22nd, 2022 | by Aaron Fernandez0
Honda Malaysia recalls 1,527 units of the City, City Hatchback, HR-V and BR-V
Honda Malaysia have announced a recall for the City, City Hatchback, HR-V and BR-V models due to safety issues. A total of 1,527 units have been affected by this but according to Honda all current production and selling models are unaffected by this.
There were two separate situations for the necessary recall. The City and City Hatchback were recalled for inspection of the nut torque on the Alternating Current Generator (ACG). The HR-V and BR-V units were recalled for inspection of the bolt earth grounding tightness.
The inspection for the City and City Hatchback involves a precautionary safety measure to inspect the nut tightening on the ACG terminal of the engine harness. This may cause poor contact terminal and battery malfunction which may lead to engine halt while driving or unable to start the engine after the car stops. The models affected are 1,068 units of City 2021 Year Model and City Hatchback 2022 Year Model.
As for the BR-V and HR-V models, a total of 116 units and 343 units were affected by the recall respectively. This recall is a precautionary safety measure to inspect the tightening of bolt earth grounding that may lead to loose wire harness. This may cause poor contact terminal and may result in engine halt while driving or unable to start the engine after the car stops.
Honda Malaysia apologizes for the inconvenience caused to the affected customers and reassures that all current production and selling models are not affected in this product recall. As of today, there are no incidences of crashes or injuries caused by this issue reported in Malaysia.
The Company believes this product recall is necessary as customer safety is Honda Malaysia’s top priority. Honda Malaysia will continue to uphold transparency and stringent controls for customers.
All affected customers will be informed via notification letters, which will include details of the product recall. Honda Malaysia urges all affected customers to contact any Honda authorized dealer to make an appointment upon receipt of the notification to have their vehicles checked and repaired if required, subject to parts availability.
The inspection, repair and replacement of the affected parts are free of charge and all costs related to this recall activity will be borne by Honda Malaysia.
Vehicle owners can obtain information or check their vehicle status on this product recall by calling Honda Malaysia’s Toll-Free number at 1-800-88-2020.