Perodua has announced that a number of units of the Aruz are being called for inspection over possible airbag sensor issue. The exercise involves over 3,000 units of the SUV built before February 15 this year.

The automaker said it was conducting the safety campaign as a result of the Toyota Rush being recalled in the Philippines over airbag sensors deemed as “too sensitive,” in which the curtain airbags may deploy when hitting road bumps at speeds of 60 km/h and above.

Perodua said that the issue has not affected Malaysian models yet, but will carry out inspection and replacement of the part as a precaution. The entire process will take 30 minutes to accomplish, with all costs to be borne by the company.

“We have better roads, but as a responsible company, we will carry an inspection process on all Aruz models made before February 15, involving over 3,000 units,” Perodua president and CEO Datuk Zainal Abidin Ahmad said, adding that this is not a major safety concern, so customers should not worry.

He said that all owners of vehicles involved in the inspection exercise will be informed about the matter, with a number of Aruz customers having already received letters alerting them of this potential issue, asking them to bring over to service centres for inspection.