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Defective airbags in Honda cars

Auto Solutions is inviting owners of Honda cars that contain potentially life-threatening airbag faults to its showroom for free repairs.

Takata Airbag Inflators found in 2001 to 2016 Honda CR-V, Fit, FR-V and Stream models in many countries have been known to explode with sharp metal fragments causing serious injury and even death.

Exposure to prolonged high heat and humidity, may increase the risk of faulty Takata Airbag Inflators exploding during a crash.

Owners are urged to attend Auto Solutions on St John's Road, Pembroke, any time from Friday to Sunday, between 8am and 6pm.

Technicians will be on hand to repair the airbag for free. No appointment is necessary, repairs will take approximately 45 minutes and food and beverages will be provided.

Glen Smith, managing director of Auto Solutions, said: “We have repaired the majority of defective airbags in local Honda vehicles, however, we are urgently trying to reach the remaining Honda drivers that are still on the road.

“The risk becomes greater the longer the airbag goes unrepaired. We have reached out directly to all the known Honda drivers and Honda have sent mailers to every household, but there are still cars that remain unaccounted for.

“We are urging the public to please help us spread the word about this free Repair-a-thon.”

Terry Heilbron, after sales manager at Auto Solutions, added: “This is a serious safety issue which we would like to resolve as swiftly as possible with minimal disruption to the drivers.

“The repairs are free, quick and easy and could save a life. If you cannot attend the Repair-a-thon please contact us to schedule an alternate appointment.”

All Honda owners are encouraged to check if their vehicle is affected by visiting the Honda website at www.hondacars.bm/recalls and inserting their Vehicle Identification Number.

The VIN is made up of 17 alpha and numeric numbers and can be found in the Transport Control Department registration form.

New recalls have been added so it is important that Honda owners check the website for their VIN numbers even if they have previously been repaired.

For more information or to schedule an appointment for another day, call Auto Solutions at 295-5000 or visit Auto Solutions on 61 St John's Road, Pembroke.

Free airbag repairs will take place at Auto Solutions from Friday to Sunday

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Published March 08, 2019 at 8:00 am (Updated March 08, 2019 at 8:38 am)

Defective airbags in Honda cars

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