| James Kon |
SOME 80 Honda vehicles registered in Brunei Darussalam are affected by an investigation on Takata-made air bags following a fatal accident near the Sarawak town of Sibu in July this year.
Happy Motoring Co Sdn Bhd, the main Honda distributor in the country, is still waiting for Japanese carmaker Honda to provide more details of the affected vehicles in order to initiate a recall.
In the Sibu accident, a pregnant woman died as a result of an abnormal rupture in a Takata-made air bag in her Honda City, which collided with another vehicle. Her unborn child also died.
When contacted by the Bulletin yesterday, Loh Kok Sin, Managing Director of Happy Motoring, said that less than 80 vehicles are affected by the air bag probe.
Happy Motoring is still waiting for Honda Japan to provide the chassis numbers of the affected vehicles in order to contact the owners.
“Once we get the details, we will contact the owners of the affected vehicles so that they can bring their cars to our service centre for repair, which will only take around half an hour.”
Loh also expressed his shock and sympathy over the incident in Sibu. The public can call 2428328 ext 131/132 for information on the recall.