Honda owners, heads up!

Honda Malaysia announced today (Monday, 7th March) that they’re recalling 93,929 units comprising various models to replace the 12V battery.

Affected models include the City (2003-2014 YM, 2016 YM), Jazz (2009 YM, 2012-2013 YM, 2015-2016 YM), Civic (2010, 2012-2013 YM), Insight (2011-2013 YM), CR-Z (2012-2013 YM), Freed (2010-2012 YM), and CR-V (2013 YM). Refer to the chart below:


Local automotive site Paul Tan quoted Honda Malaysia as saying that the recall is necessary as the 12V battery fitted to affected vehicles “does not meet Honda Malaysia’s specific requirements, and it may lead to battery damage when the engine is started.”

Honda Malaysia also stressed that there have been no injuries or accidents related to this issue reported in Malaysia, and that current selling models are not affected.

All affected customers will be notified by a letter, which would include details of the product update. After receiving the letter, Honda owners can then proceed to a Honda dealership for further inspection. Should a replacement be required, the replacement of the battery will be carried once the parts are ready.

Honda Steering Wheel

Parts and labour charges related to this product update will be borne by Honda Malaysia.

Customers can also check their vehicle’s status by calling Honda’s toll free number 1800-88-2020 or by logging on to

Sources: Paul Tan, The Edge / Featured image from

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