Airbag search extends to remote areas

Riley Riley

Honda has stepped up the search for those affected by the on-going Takata airbag saga.

Anyone who owns a Honda can check to see if their vehicle, or those of their family or friends, is impacted by the recall by simply going to a special website and typing in the car’s registration number.

The registration check is applicable in all States of Australia.

Honda has also run customised posts across Facebook to reach Australians who own affected vehicles.

To do this Facebook matches encrypted email addresses associated with recalled VINs and Facebook UserIDs.

When a customer logs into Facebook, a custom message is presented regarding the recall.

Honda Australia Director, Stephen Collins, said in recent months the company had made significant efforts to ensure all affected vehicles with Takata airbags are taken off the road and repaired.

“Dedicated Honda engineers have travelled far and wide across Australia to repair dangerous airbags in even the most regional areas.,” he said.

Honda has been redoubling efforts to contact remaining customers in some of the most remote areas, such as Thursday Island, Mt Isa, Emerald, Tom Price and Tenant Creek.

Technicians having visited more than five regional areas in the past few months.

It has to date completed more than 85 per cent of all Takata repairs.

“The majority of remaining affected vehicles are owned by people who do not currently service through the Honda dealer network; or their current contact details are not known to the company.  We are urging customers of vehicles who service outside the Honda network to have their vehicle repaired, free of charge, as soon as possible,” Mr. Collins said.

Customers can check if their Honda vehicle is affected through the recall webpages at: 

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