The Takata airbag recall has been going on for many years and because of the massive number of vehicles potentially affected, information on those which must have their airbag inflator module replaced has not been available at one go. However, as soon as the carmakers have confirmation, recall notices are immediately sent out.

Nissan vehicles are among those that are fitted with Takata airbag systems and recalls have been announced before. Now Edaran Tan Chong Motor Sdn Bhd (ETCM) has announced an expansion of the vehicles that are being recalled, specifically for replacement of the airbag inflator module on the front passenger side.

The latest recall covers approximately 98,216 units of locally-assembled and imported Nissan vehicles distributed in Malaysia by ETCM between 2006 and 2014. Of this number, 83,263 units are the Grand Livina and Livina X-Gear (manufactured between April 2007 and December 2014) and the Navara pick-up (manufactured between December 2006 and December 2014). Some of the Navaras were imported from Thailand.

The Nissan models added to the Takata airbag recall list.

ETCM stressed that the Navara NP300 and other Nissan models currently sold are not affected by any recall.

Customers of the affected vehicles will be notified by letter and are advised to contact the nearest TCEAS (Tan Chong Express Auto Service) outlet for an appointment as soon as possible. Selected TCEAS outlets have extended its operation hours and are now open every day of the year, making it easier for owners to bring their vehicles in for this crucial recall. All labour and replacement parts related to this recall campaign will be borne by ETCM/Nissan.

Customers can call the Nissan Customer Care Centre at 1800-88-3838 for further clarification or visit www.nissan.com.my (click on ‘Owners’ tab followed by ‘Recall Campaign’) to find out if their Nissan vehicle is involved in this recall campaign.

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