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ETCM Extends Takata Airbag Inflator Recall To Navara (D40), Grand Livina, And X-Gear

Edaran Tan Chong Motor Sdn Bhd (ETCM), together with Tan Chong Ekspress Auto Servis (TCEAS) have announced that the Takata airbag inflator recall has been extended to another 3 more models.After an investigation by Nissan Motor Co. Ltd, the company has included another 11,971 units of Nissan vehicles in Malaysia to the Takata airbag inflator recall.According to ETCM, the Nissan NP300 Navara that was launched in November 2015, as well as other current selling Nissan models are not affected by the

Jack

Jack

Aug 14, 2019

23,476 units of Hondas recalled for airbag replacement

Honda Malaysia announced today that it is recalling of 23,476 units previously recalled Honda vehicles for yet another airbag replacement exercise.These Honda vehicles have previously went through the first round of replacement procedure. Due to stock concerns Honda Malaysia was unable to provide a number of cars completely new inflatorsdsAs odd as it seems, this measure is not unique to Malaysia, and is no different from what's done in other countries.  I have already replace

Jerrica

Jerrica

Oct 4, 2019

Honda Malaysia recalls year 1999 Accord and year 2000 CR-V for airbag inflator replacement

Honda Malaysia has announced a recall involving 2,784 units of the 1999 Honda Accord and 2000 Honda CR-V to replace the Takata driver front airbag inflator as a preventive measure.Current-selling models are not affected by this recall.2000 Honda CR-V.The affected models are as below: Honda Malaysia recall affected cars Model Units affected 1999 Accord 1,380 2000 CR-V 1,404 This recall is a preventive measure to prevent the possibility of the Takata front driver ai

Sanjay

Sanjay

Nov 26, 2020

We have 2 national car brands, but still no product recall law, why?

A car has on average, about 30,000 to 50,000 parts, depending on vehicle type. Despite a manufacturer's best effort, every now and then, some defective parts will inevitably slip through.As cars get more complicated and consumer rights protection are strengthened in many parts of the world, it’s only natural for recalls to become increasingly common. As much as manufacturers try their best, there’s no such thing as a zero-defect manufacturer.The nature of how mass produ

Hans

Hans

Aug 16, 2020

Honda Malaysia announces recall for MY2018 Honda CR-V models

A total of 7,050 units of the Honda CR-V models manufactured in year 2018 will be recalled to replace the vehicle’s gear knob’s push button. This is a precautionary measure that the recall is limited only to CR-V models manufactured in 2018.All CR-V models currently on sale, as well as other models sold by Honda Malaysia, are not affected by this recall.According to Honda Malaysia, the voluntary recall is to address the possibility of customers facing difficulty with the 2018 CR-V&rs

Robert

Robert

Jul 31, 2019

8 tips to prevent turning your airbags into killer objects

The airbag is an essential safety feature just like the seat belt. They save lives and many cars, even now feature 6 airbags. We truly have moved a long way in the past ten years in terms of safety innovations.The defective Takata airbags caused shrapnel to fly in the occupants directionBut the airbag isn’t completely flawless. Remember the whole Takata fiasco from a few years back?Just a quick recap, the Takata airbag recall affected more than 100 million cars around the world and is the

CY Foong

CY Foong

Nov 28, 2020

Volvo announces biggest global recall - 2 million cars affected

Volvo Cars have just announced its biggest global recall ever. Around 2 million cars worldwide will be recalled as a preventive measure after an internal discovery of weakened front seat belt cables by the company.According to Volvo this wear and tear issue very rarely happens but states that this recall is a preventive safety recall to avoid future issues.Affected models include:  Volvo S60  Volvo S60L  Volvo S60 Cross Country  Volvo V60 Volvo V60 Cross Country Volvo XC

CY Foong

CY Foong

Jul 2, 2020

Calling all Proton Perdana owners! Have you replaced your airbag inflators yet?

Proton has issued a reminder to Proton Perdana owners who have yet to bring their cars in for the airbag inflator replacement exercise.The company started issuing recalls to replace the Takata passenger airbag inflators in January 2019. Affected cars include those built between 2012 to the end of August 2018.As of August 2020, Proton has already replaced the airbag inflator of 5,625 units out of the 6,342 affected units. The replacement exercise has now reached 87.5 percent completion but unfort

Jerrica

Jerrica

Aug 25, 2020

Nissan Serena vs Toyota Voxy: Which family MPV should you get?

Let’s face it, for a lot of Malaysians, the ideal family mover is not that fancy SUV. Instead, the ideal family mover, especially for those with young kids or elderly parents, is an MPV.In Malaysia, the options for MPVs are aplenty, but we reckon that the ideal MPV is one that has powered sliding doors, thus narrowing down the selection by quite a fair bit.For those shopping for a family MPV, the most affordable option that features power sliding doors is a brand-new C27 Nissan Serena.Reco

Eric

Eric

Sep 20, 2020

Why did my airbags not deploy in a crash? Is it normal?

Explosions usually don’t save lives, but in the case of vehicle airbags, they do (they are the fastest method of airbag inflation). Almost all new vehicles in the world today come with airbags, and that gives us more confidence on the safety of ourselves and other road users. However, a case of undeployed airbags in a crash might make you contemplate how safe your car really is. “Are the airbags faulty?!”, “Why was there no recall?!”, “OMG, I could have totall

Arif

Arif

Jan 10, 2021

UMW Toyota announces recall for 2017-19 Toyota Avanza, 3,923 units affected

UMW Toyota Motor (UMWT) has just announced a recall campaign on Toyota Avanza models manufactured from October 2017 to June 2019. This recall campaign, which UMWT calls a Special Service Campaign (SSC) affects 3,923 units of the Avanza.The recall is an extension of a previous announcement affecting the vehicle’s fuel pump. Models not listed here are not affected in this latest campaign.According to Toyota, the affected vehicles are equipped with a fuel pump that may stop operating. If this

CY Foong

CY Foong

Mar 4, 2021

Nissan recalls Nissan Serena S-Hybrid (CBU), fix for problem with CVT Control Unit

Edaran Tan Chong Motor Sdn Bhd (ETCM), together with Tan Chong Ekspres Auto Servis Centre (TCEAS) announced a voluntary product recall campaign for Nissan Serena S-Hybrid (C26) Completely Built-Up (CBU) variant to reprogram its Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) Control Unit - which has been noted to be a common problem early model Nissan Serena.All labour and replacement parts (if any) for this service campaign will be at no cost to owners. Fixing the problem will require a simple reprogr

Arif

Arif

Aug 7, 2020

Special Service Campaign Announced For Selected Toyota Models

UMW Toyota Motor Sdn Bhd (UMWT), distributor of Toyota and Lexus vehicles in Malaysia, today announced a Special Service Campaign (SSC) that involved replacement of the airbag inflator of certain Toyota models sold by the company. UMWT assures that the safety of its customers is always a top priority.The vehicles involved in this campaign were subjected to a previous Takata airbag inflator recall and repaired between 2014 and 2019, where certain number of vehicles were replaced with a non-desicc

Jack

Jack

Aug 30, 2019

Spied: Spotted again, new 2021 Nissan Navara NP300 (D23) launching soon in Malaysia?

Malaysians are bound to welcome a slew of new pick-up trucks this year, and one of them is the 2021 Nissan Navara NP300 (D23) facelift that was spotted recently. Thai-spec Navara facelift shownThe photo - shared to us by a WapCar.my reader - gives us a closer look at the updated pick-up truck. Looking at the chrome grille garnish and dual-tone wheels, this appears to be the VL 4WD variant. Another clue to that is the 4WD decal on the rear quarter panel - a trait we noticed on the last spyshot.Al

Sanjay

Sanjay

Mar 9, 2021

Why the current-generation Nissan Almera still makes sense for some

To some, the Nissan Almera is an easy target to hate on – it’s far from being good-looking, and rivals such as the Honda City and Toyota Vios have practically made the Nissan irrelevant.With that said, we reckon that the market still has a space for the Almera.Here’s why.For starters, the Almera is a massive upgrade for people that are upgrading from much older cars; think Nissan Sunny, Perodua Kancil or Proton Iswara and you’ll get the picture.Despite having just 2 airba

Eric

Eric

Apr 11, 2020

Why is ETCM so generous in giving the Malaysian-spec all-new 2020 Nissan Almera a turbo engine?

It is official – the upcoming all-new 2020 Nissan Almera for Malaysia will be getting a turbocharged engine, replacing the outgoing model’s naturally-aspirated unit.On the surface, it appears that Edaran Tan Chong Motor, the official distributor of Nissan vehicles, has wisen up and decided to give Malaysians a better powertrain than before. But is that really the case?Well, the actual reason is due to the fact that ETCM does not have any other engine option to offer in the all-new Al

Eric

Eric

Sep 4, 2020

In Brief: Nissan Serena S-Hybrid, finally a worthy family MPV

(2019 Nissan Serena S-Hybrid Price and Specs | Gallery)When shopping for a family MPV, the biggest deciding factor should be the availability power sliding doors, as this feature is a blessing for parents with young kids.The Nissan Serena S-Hybrid is the only sub-RM150k MPV to offer this feature. How Much Is It?Two variants of the Nissan Serena S-Hybrid are available in Malaysia- 2.0 Highway Star and 2.0 Premium Highway Star, priced from RM 131,888 and RM 141,888, respectively. Opting for the tw

Eric

Eric

Nov 15, 2019

In Brief: Nissan Almera 2019, wait for the all-new model, please

(Model | Gallery)The Nissan Almera 2019 is a cheaper alternative to the Honda City and Toyota Vios.It was first introduced in 2012, before receiving a minor nip and tuck in 2015. The updated in 2015 brought along new looks and some cabin improvements.What remain unchanged is the powertrain – the Nissan Almera 2019 gets a 1.5-litre four-cylinder petrol engine that does 102 PS and 139 Nm, sent to the front wheels via a 4-speed automatic.Nissan offers two variants of the Nissan Almera 2019 &n

Eric

Eric

Nov 13, 2019

Why the all-new 2020 Nissan Almera will be a turning point for ETCM

Before we get started, let’s get this out of the way – the current-generation Nissan Almera is anything but desirable.Not only the current model lacks any modern safety equipment (no stability control and only two airbags), its quirky looks won’t be winning any beauty contests as well.Enter the all-new, fourth-generation Nissan Almera – the model that will hopefully lift Edaran Tan Chong Motor (ETCM)’s earnings.It made its global debut in New York back in April 2019

Eric

Eric

Aug 4, 2020

Nissan Almera 2020 bakal mengubah nasib Nissan di Malaysia?

Nissan AlmeraSecara jujurnya, Nissan Almera yang ada pada jalan raya sekarang bukanlah sebuah model yang boleh dibanggakan oleh ETCM. Model ini dilihat sekadar sebuah kenderaan yang sesuai untuk bergerak dari titik A ke titik B tanpa sebarang ciri-ciri yang menonjol.Penawaran hanya 2 beg udara dan rekaan yang langsung tak menarik membawa kepada sentimen-sentimen yang tidak baik untuk dibincangkan. Model generasi ke 3 ini sememangnya kalah dalam persaingan Honda City dan Toyota Vios yang jauh leb

Haris

Haris

Aug 13, 2020

Nissan bakal lancar logo Nissan baru di Malaysia bersama-sama dengan Nissan Almera Turbo?

Nissan AlmeraLogo Nissan yang lama sangat dikenali di seluruh dunia. Logo lama tersebut menggunakan rekaan 3D untuk memberikan kesan timbul supaya tampak sama apabila kita melihat kereta dengan logo tersebut.Untuk logo Nissan terbaru ini, Nissan menggunakan rekaan yang rata dan minimalis, sesuai dengan zaman 2020. Logo tersebut menampilkan perkataan Nissan di antara separa bulatan, sama sahaja dengan logo lama namun tanpa kesan 3D.Nissan telah melancarkan logo baru pada bulan Julai 2020. ketika

Haris

Haris

Sep 2, 2020

Nissan Serena vs Toyota Voxy: MPV manakah yang patut anda beli?

Kenderaan yang sesuai untuk keluarga yang besar ialah sebuah Multi Purpose Vehicle (MPV). Di Malaysia, terdapat pelbagai pilihan yang menarik. MPV yang berharga lebih mahal sememangnya kelihatan lebih mewah dan canggih. Namun begitu, MPV yang berharga lebih mampu milik tidak kekurangan dalam membawa penumpang dengan ramai dan selesa.Pilihan mampu milik yang cukup menarik ialah Nissan Serena C27. Pada masa yang sama, pengimport kereta recond sudah membawa masuk Toyota Voxy (turut dikenali sebagai

Faisal

Faisal

Sep 26, 2020

Old Nissan Almera gets a face swap - and it looks good!

The all-new 2020 Nissan Almera is fast shaping up to be quite a good car. Especially for us Malaysians, we get a few unique features that the Thai cars dont get and for a rather competitive price too, starting at RM 79k.Malaysian spec 2020 Nissan Almera pictured. This is the base VL variant.But as much as new cars are nice to have, sometimes we just cant let go of our older cars. What do we do then? We give them a facelift. Enter the 2020 Nissan AlmeraWell give you a second to see whats up with

Sanjay

Sanjay

Nov 5, 2020

R35 Nissan GT-R could remain until 2027, likewise for 370Z

First launched in October 2007, GT-R is now 12 years old Nissan has no plans to replace the R35 GT-R Company undecided on a suitable concept – hybrid, electric or regular combustion engine Future of 370Z also uncertainFirst revealed at the 2007 Tokyo Motor Show, the Nissan GT-R is more than a decade old and Nissan is still undecided on the model’s future.The fact that the GT-R is one of the oldest car on sale doesn’t bother Nissan, as the company is in no hurry to replace the

Robert

Robert

Aug 29, 2019

Review: All-new 2020 Nissan Almera – What do the Thai media think?

Yesterday, we were greeted with a scoop that the 2020 Nissan Almera in Malaysia will be getting the same 1.0-litre turbocharged 3-cylinder engine as Thailand. Now, before you get all excited with the prospects of cheap road tax and better looks, Edaran Tan Chong Motors (ETCM) still hasn’t announced a launch date for the popular but deeply-flawed sedan’s due replacement.Better things are comingOur Thai friends at Autofun however, has just published a review on the 2020 Almera. Th

CY Foong

CY Foong

Aug 4, 2020

Attention Toyota and Lexus owners! UMW Toyota Motor announces recall for 13,500 unit of cars - possible fuel pump issue

UMW Toyota Motor (UMWT), distributor of Toyota and Lexus in Malaysia has issued a recall to replace the fuel pump units on selected models. Affected vehicles equipped with said fuel pump may stop operating, where warning lights and messages will appear on the instrumental panel, engine power drops, stalling and end up being unable to start. This situation may increase the chance of an accident at high speed.Based on information received from Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC), there are ar

Zamil Syaheer

Zamil Syaheer

Mar 6, 2020

Nissan kerugian RM 27 bilion untuk tahun 2019. Nasib Nissan di Malaysia turut terkesan?

Nissan baru sahaja selesai mesyuarat pemegang saham pada Isnin lalu. Buat pertama kalinya selepas 11 tahun, Nissan telah kerugian sebanyak USD 6.3 billion (RM 27 billion) bagi tahun fiskal 2019 yang berakhir pada bulan Mac.Malahan, CEO Nissan Makoto Uchida merancang untuk memotong separuh dari gajinya untuk menyelamatkan Nissan selepas penutup kilang di Sepanyol dan Indonesia. Sayangnya, cadangan beliau itu dilihat tidak memberi kesan kepada masalah yang paling utama.Makoto Uchida turut men

Haris

Haris

Jun 30, 2020

Redesigned Nissan logo to debut in Malaysia alongside all-new 2020 Nissan Almera Turbo?

Back in July, Nissan launched its new redesigned logo which made its debut on its first fully-electric crossover, the Ariya. As such, the logo is seen on various mediums, both digitally and physically. Malaysia will follow suit alongside the soon-to-be-launched 2020 Nissan Almera Turbo.Thai-spec Almera shownHowever, this doesn’t mean that the new logo will be on the Almera Turbo, but rather Edaran Tan Chong Motor (ETCM) will introduce the redesigned logo in stages across different mediums

CY Foong

CY Foong

Sep 2, 2020

Despite the uncertainties, Honda continues to pour money into Malaysia, but why?

In the next month or two, Honda will host yet another world premiere in Malaysia – the global launch of the all-new GN series Honda City Hybrid, now re-designated as the Honda City RS.When the fifth generation Honda City made its world debut in Thailand last year, it was powered by a 1.0-litre three-cylinder VTEC Turbo engine. The one that Malaysia will be launching soon will be the world’s first Honda City powered by an i-MMD hybrid engine.This engine is currently only available in

Hans

Hans

Aug 30, 2020

The 2020 Nissan Almera looks like a winner but we might not get the new turbo engine

We are here at the 2019 Thailand International Motor Expo. We have just covered the all-new 2020 Honda City but the City is not the only star attraction here. Just a few weeks earlier, the 2020 Nissan Almera made its regional debut in Thailand.Like the 2020 Honda City, the all-new 2020 Nissan Almera is also powered by a 1.0-litre three-cylinder turbocharged engine.However, the Nissan’s three pot engine is quite down on power, making just 100 PS at 5,000 rpm and 152 Nm from 2,400 rpm to 4,0

Hans

Hans

Nov 28, 2019