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Nissan, Honda recall select cars fitted with Takata airbags

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NISSAN Philippines, Inc. (NPI) and Honda Cars Philippines, Inc. (HCPI) are again urging owners of select models to have their vehicles’ airbag components replaced. The airbags, made by Japan-based Takata Corporation, have been the subject of recalls in markets worldwide since 2013.

NPI, which first issued recalls in 2015, bared affected Nissan models are the Grand Livina built between 2008 and 2014, 2007-2014 Navara, 2003-2008 Frontier, 2006-2007 Teana, 2003-2012 X-Trail, and 2003-2012 Patrol Super Safari. The company noted, however, that customers can also verify if their vehicles are affected by the recall by logging on to www.nissan.ph, where a tab allows them to input their VIN or chassis number. They can also call (02) 403-6593 or 0927 600-9557 to schedule an appointment with a Nissan dealership, where the repair will be performed without any charge.

HCPI said it would replace the passenger front airbag inflators of 10,461 Honda vehicles. Affected models are City, Jazz and Pilot sold in the Philippines from 2012 to 2015. The company said owners can also check if their vehicles are among those recalled at www.hondaphil.com/services/vin-search, where they can log in their VIN or chassis number. Customers can call 1-800-1000 46632 or (02) 857-7240 to schedule repair work at a Honda Cars dealership.

HCPI said the replacement of airbag parts is free and will take about an hour.

Defective Takata airbag inflators have been blamed for 17 deaths and more than 180 injuries worldwide as of July 2017, according to a Reuters report.