It seems the defective and deadly Takata airbag inflator module woes haven’t yet ceased, prompting Nissan vanguards Edaran Tan Cong Motor Sdn Bhd (ETCM) in announcing an expanded recall on selected locally assembled (CKD) models earlier today.
According to ETCM, investigations done by the firm and principals Nissan Motor Co. Ltd have confirmed that up to 11,971 Nissan vehicles will be affected in this expanded recall. More specifically, this recall affects the following models and batches:
|MODEL||MODEL CODE||YEAR MANUFACTURED||AFFECTED UNITS||AFFECTED AIRBAG|
|Navara (CKD)||D40||Jan 2015 - Nov 2015||1,326||Driver & Front Passenger|
|Grand Livina||L10||Jan 2015 - Mar 2015||10,445||Front Passenger|
|X-Gear||L10||Jan 2015 - Mar 2015||200||Front Passenger|
Nissan Navara (D40)
Nissan X-Gear (L10)
Nissan Grand Livina (L10)
Together with its after-sales service arm Tan Chong Ekspres Auto Servis Centre (TCEAS), ETCM has committed towards rectifying this issue to prevent potential fatalities.
Owners of these affected Nissan vehicles will be notified directly via mail through TCEAS, and are advised to call the nearest TCEAS outlet for an appointment. All labour and replacement parts for this service campaign will be at no cost to owners.
Additionally, selected TCEAS outlets have extended operation hours and are open 365 days a year, making it easier for customers to service their vehicles on weekends and public holidays, as well as to alleviate capacity surge during this recall campaign.
As of June this year, ETCM and TCEAS have completed 99,670 vehicles or 56% of Takata airbag inflator replacements, however, there remains many affected vehicles that have yet to their defective and potentially deadly airbags replaced.
Customers may call the toll-free Nissan Customer Care Centre at 1800-88-3838 for further clarification or visit nissan.com.my and click on ‘Owners’ tab followed by ‘Recall Campaign' to find out if their Nissan vehicle is involved in this recall campaign.