Proton has announced a recall for the Proton Perdana in order to replace potentially faulty Takata passenger airbag inflators. The recall involves 6,432 cars that were built from 2012 to the end of August 2018, and affected customers will be notified.

In an official release, the national carmaker said the recall is a precautionary measure as the second-generation Perdana (including the pre-facelift model) is based on the Honda Accord, which is also involved in the global Takata service fix.

No other Proton models are affected by this recall as a different vendor supplies the airbags used in them, the company noted.

“The safety of our owners is of the utmost importance to Proton. All Proton Perdana owners will be informed of the matter and are advised to call our designated service centres to book an appointment for the replacement of the passenger airbag in their cars,” said Datuk Radzaif Mohamed, deputy CEO of Proton.

“Cars built after August 31, 2018 are unaffected by the service fix while replacement of the inflator will take approximately one hour and will be performed free of charge,” he added.