Mar 17th , 2010

Odyssey sold in Malaysia not affected by recent recall in overseas

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Petaling Jaya, 17 March 2010 - Honda Malaysia Sdn. Bhd. (Honda Malaysia or the Company) clarifies that the recent recall related to possible defective vehicle stability assist (VSA) in Odyssey and Element 2007 YM and 2008 YM, does not concern units sold in Malaysia.

The recall was issued due to the lack of VSA modulator air tightness in the affected models. Possible reaction that could arise from this condition involves air suction into the modulator circuit, where air would gradually remain in the brake circuit. In more severe condition, the brake pedal free play would increase gradually, and braking distance would become longer.

The Company however highlighted that the affected models were principally manufactured in the US, which have different basic structures as compared to those that were manufactured in Japan.

"Odyssey sold in Malaysia is originally manufactured in Japan, which has a different structures as compared to those manufactured in the US. Therefore, the units sold in Malaysia are not affected and our customers need not to worry," assured Mr. Toru Takahashi, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer.

The Company further added that there was no report of direct incident caused by the possible product defect.

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