Edaran Tan Chong Motor (ETCM) and Tan Chong Ekspres Auto Servis Centre (TCEAS) have announced an extension to the recall campaign for potentially defective Takata passenger airbag inflator modules.

Following an investigation conducted by Nissan Motor Company, the distributor says that 11,971 more units of the Grand Livina, X-Gear and Navara (D40) have been added to the recall list. An earlier recall was issued for these models back in January last year, where 98,216 units were involved.

The company also states that the NP300 Navara, which was launched in Malaysia in November 2015, as well as other current Nissan models are not affected by this recall exercise.

Customers of affected vehicles will be notified by letter and are advised to call the nearest TCEAS outlet to schedule an appointment. Selected outlets have extended operation hours and are now open 365 days a year, making it easier for customers to service their vehicles on weekends and public holidays, as well as to cope with the capacity for the recall work.

For more information, customers can call Nissan’s customer care toll-free line at 1800-88-3838. All labour and replacements parts for the recall campaign will be at no cost to owners.

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As at June 2019, TCEAS has replaced potentially defective Takata passenger airbag inflator modules on 99,760 Nissan vehicles, representing a 56% completion rate. ETCM and TCEAS are urging affected Nissan owners who have yet to undertake the replacement activity to do so as soon as possible.

Given the potential change of vehicle ownership over the years, current owners should check to see if their Nissan vehicle is part of the recall campaign, which currently covers a number of models, as listed in the table above. You can also check if your vehicle is affected via Nissan Malaysia’s dedicated website by keying in your vehicle’s VIN number.