proton inspira

A total of 5,280 units of the Proton Inspira, manufactured between September 2010 and May 2011, have been recalled over concerns of its drive belt pulley (V-ribbed belt). This follows a similar recall announced by Mitsubishi Motors Malaysia (MMM) last month concerning the Lancer, on which the Inspira is based.

According to Proton, the drive belt pulley in the affected Inspira models may develop possible pulley wear after a certain mileage or driving conditions. This could cause premature wear to the unit, which may result in “battery depletion and engine overheat.” Steering effort for the power steering system could also increase, Proton says.

All labour and parts costs related to the issue will be borne by Proton. The Malaysian company has sent out letters to notify the affected customers, who are also urged to contact authorised Proton service centres to book an appointment.