Published on November 29th, 2021 | by Subhash Nair0
Peugeot 208 And 2008 Being Recalled For Timing Belt Replacement In Malaysia
The Peugeot 208 and Peugeot 2008 are being recalled in Malaysia by new brand guardian Berjaya Auto Alliance.
If you own a brand new or used Peugeot 208 or 2008 manufactured between 2016 and 2017, please be aware that your vehicle is being recalled. Berjaya Auto Alliance Sdn Bhd, the new brand guardians of Peugeot in Malaysia have issued a recall notice. The recall concerns the timing belt, which will be inspected and replaced if necessary. This will be done free of charge.
Berjaya Auto Alliance did not mention whether it was the 1.6L or 1.2L engine that was affected by this recall, but they do have a website tool which you can use to check if your vehicle is affected by this recall. Just enter your chassis number and they’ll give you an answer.
The Peugeot 208 and 2008 in Malaysia
The Peugeot 2008 was launched in Malaysia back in early 2014 with a price tag of around RM120,000. It was quite an appealing product at the time as the B-segment crossover market was still new at the time and the Peugeot 2008 was a fresh face with loads of equipment for its price. In Malaysia, the Peugeot 2008 came with a panoramic sunroof, 7″ infotainment unit, and more. When launched, the 208 and 2008 featured a 1.6-litre naturally-aspirated 4-cylinder petrol engine which produced 122PS at 6,000rpm and 160Nm at 4,250rpm.
The facelifted Peugeot 2008 and 208 were debuted in Malaysia in 2017 with a mild redesign and a new 1.2L PureTech turbocharged 3-cylinder petrol engine. This motor produced 112PS at 5,500rpm and 205Nm at 1,500rpm and featured a 6-speed conventional automatic gearbox. 0-100km/h was done in 9.8 seconds in the 208 and in 10.3 seconds in the 2008 with this powertrain.
About the Berjaya Auto Alliance
On 1 December 2020, Groupe PSA (“Groupe PSA”), Berjaya Corporation Berhad (“BerjayaCorp”) and Bermaz Auto Berhad (“Bermaz”) announced that Groupe PSA has awarded Berjaya Auto Alliance Sdn Bhd (“BAASB”) the sole distributorship of new vehicles under the PEUGEOT marque and the rights of aftersales and spare parts distribution for the PEUGEOT, CITROEN and DS marque vehicles in Malaysia; thus signaling a new partnership that is expected to enable Groupe PSA to continue to pursue its growth strategy in Malaysia. BAASB is a newly incorporated company whereby BerjayaCorp and Bermaz hold 51% and 20% stakes respectively in BAASB.