A week after the unfortunate theft of a sports car at a Puspakom inspection branch – in which a carjacker posing as a potential buyer nicked the vehicle at the end of a B5 inspection – Puspakom issued a statement clarifying certain parts of the incident.

According to the car inspection centre, the vehicle was properly handed over to the owner of the vehicle once the B5 inspection was completed, and that the theft occurred afterwards. It added that both Puspakom and the owner have lodged police reports regarding the theft, and as the incident is currently under police investigation, it will not make any further statements on the matter.

At the same time, Puspakom took the opportunity to reassure customers that it will ensure the safety and care of their vehicles throughout the inspection process. It also reminded customers to be more cautious when dealing with third parties, whether buyer or runner, by verifying their backgrounds and making sure that the transactions are genuine.


Dear readers, it seems that car thieves are getting more daring recently. This is just one of their many modi operandi that we have to be mindful of.

So the next time you’re planning to sell your car, perhaps it’s best to use Puspakom’s Premier Mobile Inspection (PMI) door-to-door service instead, and have the mandatory inspection carried out at your preferred location (for an extra RM100 on top of the standard charges). However, it needs to be said that PMI cannot issue a B7 report that’s required for buyers to process a bank loan application.

If that’s the case, or if the PMI is not available in your area (check the service coverage here) it’s recommendable to carry out the Puspakom inspection by yourself without the buyer present, and to always be aware of your car’s wellbeing throughout the process. Better to be safe than sorry, right?