Published on August 19th, 2019 | by Subhash Nair


Grand Livina, X-Gear and Previous Navara Affected: Recall Notice

Edaran Tan Chong Motor issued a recall notice last week regarding Takata Airbag Inflator modules on the following models:

11,971 Nissans sold in Malaysia are affected by the airbag inflator recall. Newer models, including the NP300 Navara, are not affected by this recall. As of June 2019, the company has replaced inflator modules on 99,670 Nissan vehicles, but that’s only 56% of the total number.

It is currently illegal to renew the road tax on an affected vehicle that has not had its inflators replaced.

To find out if your car is affected, head to this website with your VIN or Chassis number ready. Here’s the full list of affected vehicles for your easy reference.

For the full story, check out the press release below.


Edaran Tan Chong Motor Sdn Bhd (ETCM), together with Tan Chong Ekspres Auto Servis Centre (TCEAS), today announced an additional recall campaign extension for its customers to replace the Driver and Front Passenger Takata Airbag Inflator module.

After investigation conducted by Nissan Motor Co. Ltd, approximately 11,971 units of Nissan vehicles in Malaysia have been identified to be affected in the Takata airbag inflator recall campaign as stated below:

The Nissan NP300 Navara which was launched in Malaysia on November 2015, as well as others current selling Nissan models are not affected by this exercise.

Customers of the affected Nissan vehicles will be notified directly by letter through TCEAS, and are advised to call the nearest TCEAS outlet for an appointment. 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 at June 2019, TCEAS has completed 99,670 vehicles or 56% of Takata airbag inflator replacements, however, there remains many affected vehicles yet to be replaced.

ETCM and TCEAS would like to remind and urge Nissan owners who have yet to undertake the replacement activity to urgently replace their affected Takata airbag inflator at the nearest TCEAS outlet to avoid any injury and fatality. As vehicle ownership may have changed over the years, current owners of these models are reminded to find out if their Nissan vehicle is involved in the recall campaign.

Customers may call Nissan Customer Care Centre toll-free line at 1800-88-3838 for further clarification or visit (click on ‘Owners’ tab followed by ‘Recall Campaign’) to find out if their Nissan vehicle is involved in this recall campaign.

All labour and replacement parts for this service campaign will be at no cost to owners.

Additionally, ETCM is also providing Takata Airbag Inflators Replacement for affected Nissan vehicles during Nissan Test Drive Carnival over 2 weekends of 17th to 18th August, and 24th to 25th August respectively at selected ETCM showrooms across the nation.

Nissan Test Drive Carnival dates and locations with Takata Airbag Inflators Replacement Activity:

ETCM and TCEAS would like to reassure our customers’ confidence and peace of mind is of utmost importance to the Company, and deeply regrets any inconvenience caused.

We would also like to reaffirm that both ETCM and TCEAS are committed to ensure its’ customer safety, service and satisfaction are of the highest level, and are working together to promptly address this concern.

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