If you own a 2016 Honda HR-V model, take note that Honda Malaysia has just announced a product recall for 2,814 units of HR-V (2016 Year Model ) because of a possible defect in the front stabiliser bar that may break under high stress.
All other Honda current selling models are not affected by the recall.
According to Honda Malaysia, the stabiliser bar may break because of insufficient temperature control during its production process, resulting in compromised strength of the bar. Should the stabiliser bar break, it might cause the wheels to be unbalanced, resulting in instability during a drive and the car pulling to the left or right.
As of today, there have been no incidences of crashes or injuries related to this issue reported in Malaysia.
Honda Malaysia said it is taking this preemptive measure to ensure customer safety. All affected front stabiliser bars will be replaced with newly made parts. Currently, Honda Malaysia has 50% of the replacement parts in stock nationwide, and parts availability will be at 100% in mid-November.
Honda Malaysia would alert affected customers through notification letters, which will include details of the product recall. Customers who receive the letter are advised to send their vehicles to the nearest Honda authorised dealer nationwide for inspection and replacement. All cost related to this replacement activity will be borne by Honda Malaysia.
Honda customers can also check their vehicle recall status either by logging on to www.honda.com.my or www.productrecall.honda.com.my or by calling the Honda toll free number 1-800-88-2020.