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nissan spare parts

Counterfeit vs original spare parts: How to tell?

On the surface, the air filter and spark plug you bought from your neighbourhood spare parts shop look just like the original item, except that you’ve paid just a fraction of the price you would have otherwise paid at an authorised service centre.But little do you know, the spare parts you just bought are in fact counterfeit items, not original as what the shop owner told you.Counterfeit spare parts have been floating around in the market for the longest time, but how do you identify which

Eric

Eric

May 4, 2020

Proton acknowledges spare parts shortage problem, reaches out to customers in need

Like any organization experiencing rapid growth and change, there will be growing pains. Proton is experiencing this first hand, not just with supply issues of the very high in demand Proton X50, but also shortage in spare parts supply for its service centres.To Proton’s credit, the company has taken a very brave move to publically acknowledge the shortcomings in its after-sales services.At today’s announcement of Proton’s February 2021 sales performance, Proton said it recorde

Hans

Hans

Mar 2, 2021

Discontinued parts? Nissan says no problem

It is no surprise that when it comes to preserving heritage models, Nissan comes up on top, as the Yokohama-based company has already introduced its Heritage Parts Program parked under the Nismo umbrella. Now, Nissan is raising the bar even higher, as they recently developed a new method to utilize robots to produce car parts out of sheet metal without the need for a die.The process is called dual-sided dieless forming, which involves two synchronized robots working from opposite sides of a

Eric

Eric

Oct 3, 2019

Rejoice because your Small Little Kancil will still have parts!

Good news to old Perodua model owners because Perodua has just made body parts much easier to access!Perodua has recently invested a cool RM 7 million into centralising parts production of past models.The investment goes into a new 1,600 metric tonne press stamping machine placed in their supplier IQM Sdn Bhd’s facility.The new hydraulic press will produce parts such as bonnets, side outer panels, rear outer panels, fenders, doors and roofs for past Perodua models like the first-gener

Jerrica

Jerrica

Oct 29, 2019

Toyota keeps classic Supras on the road with GR Heritage Parts project

Toyota will be remaking spare parts for their classic Toyota Supra (A70 and A80) and reselling them in Japan and overseas markets through their Gazoo Racing (GR) Heritage Parts Project. A70 SupraThe GR Heritage Parts project reproduces and remanufactures long-discontinued spare parts for the classic Supra models. Toyota aims to make this as easy as possible - buyers can get their heritage parts from their local Toyota dealer or a GR Garage.A80 SupraSo what’s available for purchas

Sanjay

Sanjay

Jul 2, 2020

NISMO Heritage Parts adds new R32, R33, R34 Skyline GT-R parts to lineup

In case you are not aware, in 2017 Nissan Motorsports International (NISMO) announced that they will be remanufacturing genuine replacement parts for the legendary R32, R33, and R34 Nissan Skyline GT-R.The NISMO Heritage Parts program is designed to allow owners to maintain and enjoy driving their Skyline GT-R for a long time and connect the passion to the next generation of family members.Recently, NISMO added 21 new items for the R32, 24 for R33 and 11 items for the R34 chassis, with a major h

Zamil Syaheer

Zamil Syaheer

Mar 30, 2020

Does the Perodua Ativa (D55L) come with a spare wheel?

Although spare wheels are no longer offered in many premium cars (replaced with either run-flat tyres or tyre repair kits), spare wheels are still important for consumers shopping at the lower-end of the price spectrum.This widely circulated photo is not of the Perodua AtivaPrior to the Perodua Ativa’s (D55L) local launch, many Facebook users were saying that the Perodua Ativa doesn’t come with a spare wheel. This is not true. All variants of the Perodua Ativa come with a spare wheel

Hans

Hans

Mar 3, 2021

Here's why having a spare wheel won't do you much good

An increasingly prevalent practice for carmakers nowadays is to sell buyers a car that comes without a spare wheel (wheel, in this context is tyre + rim). In its place could be run flat tyres, a tyre pressure monitor system, or a more agricultural solution like a tyre repair kit.Image creditMany buyers are up in arms because of this, grumbling that carmakers are shortchanging them, or putting more expensive solutions in place. But lets dig deeper and ask ourselves, is this a valid argument? Do y

Jason

Jason

Mar 3, 2021

Run flat tyres, tyre repair kits, or spare tyres. Which is best?

Your car ownership experience isn’t complete without having at least one flat tyre incident. For this, manufacturers have given us full-sized spares, space-savers, run-flat tyres, and even tyre repair kits. What you have in your car has been pre-determined by the manufacturer.The question is, which is the best?The answer depends on the type of driver you are, the type of commute you do, and where you live. Each option offers its own pros and cons.1. Full-sized sparesA full-sized spare

Arif

Arif

Jun 9, 2020

All-new 2020 Nissan Almera detailed in Malaysia: 1.0L turbo and ADAS on all variants!

The wait is over - Edaran Tan Chong Motor (ETCM) has released the specifications for the all-new 2020 Nissan Almera, and all you need to know about it is right here!Powertrain and handlingThree variants will be available off the bat - VL, VLP, VLT - and all will be powered by a three-cylinder, 1.0-litre turbocharged engine paired to a CVT, good for 100 PS and 152 Nm.Nissan claims that their new B-segment sedan fighter can return a fuel efficiency figure of 5.4-litres/100 km and in turn, travel u

Sanjay

Sanjay

Sep 4, 2020

Scissor-doors, 200 PS, and made by an auto parts shop! The ASL Garaiya

If you’re a big fan of JDMs, you probably heard of Autobacs, that legendary one-stop Japanese auto parts shop. They even have a couple of stores here, in Klang and Johor Bahru.The Klang Autobacs outletBut this isn’t a history lesson on the formation of Autobacs, but rather one of the most obscure sports cars ever made. But before we dive into it, let’s bring out Tommy.Tommykaira M19 (Source)Tommykaira to be precise. The Japanese tuner was founded by Yoshikazu Tomita and Ki

CY Foong

CY Foong

Aug 30, 2020

All-new 2020 Nissan Almera – 8 Features we get that Thailand doesn’t

Edaran Tan Chong Motor (ETCM), the official distributor of Nissan vehicles in Malaysia, has given selected members of the media a preview of the upcoming all-new 2020 Nissan Almera.This comes roughly a week after Honda Malaysia previewed the equally-new Honda City RS i-MMD.After spending some time checking the all-new Nissan Almera out, here are the eight features we get that Thailand doesn’t get. Keep in mind that the reason why Thailand misses out on these features is due to we

Eric

Eric

Sep 4, 2020

Owner Review: A Dad's take on a Soccer Mom's Car - 2013 Nissan Serena S-Hybrid

** This article is the personal experience of a 2013 Nissan Serena S-Hybrid C26 owner and does not necessarily reflect the views of WapCar.Facebook: EZ Wong About My CarIts actually my CFO’s car & I will narrate it as my own :)The Nissan Serena S-Hybrid was originally registered at the end of 2013 & we bought it at a very good price as a Nissan Pre-Reg unit in February 2015.The C26 is powered by a MR20DD 2.0-liter engine with 147 PS and 210 Nm (figures are from the engine alone, ex

Owner Review

Owner Review

Jul 15, 2020

2020 Toyota Hilux gains Gazoo Racing parts, cost as much as a new Myvi!

The Japanese usually jump at the chance to spice up fairly normal cars, and it's especially true for the men and women at Gazoo Racing. Yes, the team behind the Toyota GR Yaris raided their parts bin and dumped some good stuff on a 2020 Toyota Hilux.Lots of tough loveGR’s styling package beefs up the Hilux’s already-tough exterior by a notch.For an additional JPY 305,800 (~RM 11,950), buyers will get a silver bumper guard, striking red skid plate, steel side s

Sanjay

Sanjay

Sep 2, 2020

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

The coolest old car? A look at the first Nismo-restored R32 Nissan Skyline GT-R

At this point, it isnt even about rose-tinted glasses anymore - the 1980s and 1990s were good times for sports cars. Nissan seems to agree, if their fully-restored R32 Nissan Skyline GT-R is anything to go by. Recently, Nismo (Nissans sporting arm, Nissan Motorsports International) opened their Nismo Restored Car division, with the first product on their catalogue being this Godzilla R32 GT-R.Various shots of the body frame - literally brand newIf youve somehow missed the whole hullabaloo about

Sanjay

Sanjay

Mar 15, 2021

VW Group opens regional parts distribution hub in Malaysia

Volkswagen Group has opened a new regional parts distribution centre in the Port of Tanjung Pelepas, Johor which will serve as the genuine parts supply chain to 21 markets across the Asia Pacific region.At 50,000 square metres, the new regional parts distribution centre is larger than its predecessor. The centre contains around 65,000 genuine parts of the German group’s brands including Volkswagen Passenger Cars, Audi, Skoda, and Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles.International Trade and Indus

CY Foong

CY Foong

Jan 15, 2021

Used Nissan Almera: Same price as a Myvi so should you get this instead?

After 8 years on the market, the Nissan Almera is finally starting a new generation cycle. We say finally as the Almera is looking very long in the tooth considering how Honda and Toyota introduced 2 new generations of the Honda City and Toyota Vios and a few major updates in between during the years the Almera was on sale. While the Almera might look dated new, it is still a desirable used car option to some. Here’s why…To recap, during the launch in 2012, the Almera came in 3 vari

Jerrica

Jerrica

Oct 25, 2020

Up to 90 percent discount on selected parts for selected Renault models

TC Euro Cars (TCEC), the sole franchise holder of Renault vehicles in Malaysia, has announced a clearance campaign offering up to 90 percent savings on selected parts for selected vehicles starting 1 November till 31 December 2020 or while stock lasts.On top of the special offer on parts, customers who choose to replace or install the purchased parts at Renault authorised service centres will receive the following benefits: Fifty percent (50%) discount on labour charges, free inspection and free

Shaun

Shaun

Nov 4, 2020

Fix for Proton’s after-sales parts supply shortage underway, IT problem the cause

Proton has been at the receiving end of many angry complaints from customers with regards to its after-sales. Proton dealers are experiencing shortage of not just regular wear and tear replacement parts, but also bigger body and paint parts for collision repairs.You may have read of complaints of customers who have been waiting for months to get parts for their accident-damaged Proton cars. Those complaints are legit but like many things you read on Facebook, the alleged reasons behind the parts

Hans

Hans

Feb 9, 2021

Owner Review: Experience JDM rear-wheel-drive classic - My 1991 1991 Nissan 300ZX Z32 

** This article is published on WapCar Community. Click the link below to enter the community for car enthusiasts in Malaysiahttps://www.wapcar.my/forumBasic information1991 Nissan 300ZX Z32 Reasons why I bought this car I had a Subaru Impreza version 8 and Subaru forester SG9 STi and you can’t deny the fact that the symmetrical AWD is such a fun thing to have in both the cars. But when I received a good offer on the Forester STi, I decided to let it go. While searching for another car I s

Owner Review

Owner Review

Dec 6, 2020

Wapcar Morning Insiders (Oct. 4, 2019)

Today is Friday, October. 4 Local News Proton's Saga returns to the top of A-segment sedan sales chartProton is proud to announce that the brand has reached a new milestone in terms of sales breaking the record held in 2018. Proton achieved the highest market at percentage 20.2% (estimated) with 8,934 units (both domestic and export sales) registered in September 2019, that is a growth rate of 97% compared to 2018 of the same month. MyCC to fine Grab RM86 million over abu

Tasia

Tasia

Oct 4, 2019

Kenapa kadangkala ada tayar ‘spare’ pun tak guna? Ini sebabnya.

Satu langkah yang semakin lazim diambil oleh pembuat kereta masa kini ialah menjual kereta lengkap dengan tayar ganti atau ‘spare tyre’ dengan rim sekali.Kadangkala kalau tak ada tayar ganti, pembeli akan dapat tayar ‘run flat’, sistem pemantauan tekanan angin tayar, ataupun solusi lebih DIY seperti kit pembaikan tayar.Juga baca: Jenama & model tayar kereta terbaik mengikut jenis untuk saiz 13 hingga 17 inci!Kredit gambarRamai pembeli yang tak puas hati jika kereta ti

Mersita

Mersita

Mar 28, 2021

Proton’s market share at 7-year high - 27.1 %, 8,141 units X50 delivered

February has proven to be a productive month for Proton, as the company managed to deliver 11,873 units, capturing an estimated market share of 27.1%. It marks the highest market share for Proton since September 2013.Overall, Proton’s sales in February nearly doubled January 2021’s total of 5,964 units. Compared to the same month last year, volume has grown by 19.9%, though the cumulative for the first two months of 2021 is still 643 units (-3.5%) than 2020.Also Read: Less choices fo

Eric

Eric

Mar 2, 2021

Discontinued in Thailand, the next-gen Nissan Sylphy won’t come to Malaysia?

A recent report from headlightmag has mentioned that Nissan Thailand has sent out a memo to its dealerships announcing that they have ceased production of the Nissan X-Trail, Nissan Sylphy, and Nissan Teana.The dealers were told to dispose of all of their brochures and marketing materials pertaining the three models.The memo from Nissan also mentioned that the company is putting more emphasis on subcompact cars, small multi-purpose vehicles, commercial vehicles, and vehicles utilizing alternativ

Eric

Eric

Sep 9, 2020

Bookings suspended for Proton X50 Standard variant, demand too low

Due to low demand, Proton has decided to suspend bookings for the Standard variant of the Proton X50. Proton has seen over 40,000 bookings for the X50 since its launch in October 2020, but bookings for the standard variant only account for 5%.The Edge reports that while Proton had expected the X50 to garner a lot of interest, the demand has been overwhelming, especially for the Flagship variant.Proton will focus on the larger population of bookings, which is for the non-Standard variants. Bookin

Arif

Arif

Apr 16, 2021

Nissan-Honda merger proposal fizzled before discussions even started

According to a report from the Financial Times, the Japanese government have tried to propose a merger between Nissan Motor Co. and Honda Motor Co. The merger was proposed due to the government’s growing concern over the future of Nissan following the growing rift in the weakening Renault Nissan Alliance, as well as disruptions posed by electric and driverless cars. Unfortunately, the idea has since fizzled as both companies had immediately rejected the idea.Concern for Japan’s once

Jerrica

Jerrica

Aug 18, 2020

Toyota hasilkan alatganti Supra klasik dengan projek GR Heritage Parts

Toyota akan membuat semula alatganti untuk Toyota Supra klasik mereka (A70 dan A80) dan menjualnya semula di pasaran Jepun dan antarabangsa melalui Gazoo Racing (GR) Heritage Parts Project.A70 SupraProjek GR Heritage Parts menghasilkan dan mengilangkan semula alatganti yang telah lama dihentikan pengeluarannya untuk model-model Supra klasik. Toyota berhasrat untuk membuat perkara ini semudah yang boleh dimana pembeli boleh dapatkan alatganti warisan mereka daripada pengedar Toyota lokal atau GR

Mersita

Mersita

Jul 1, 2020

Impul package for Nissan X-Trail priced at RM 11k, includes sports springs and 18" wheels

Edaran Tan Chong Motor Sdn Bhd (ETCM) has introduced a new package for the Nissan X-Trail; the New Nissan X-Trail Tuned by IMPUL. The package includes Dual Tone IMPUL Front and Rear Aero Bumper Spoilers, Gloss Black V-Motion Grille Cladding, Side Skirts, Split Mounted Rear Spoilers, sport springs, and  18” IMPUL Aura SX-50 wheels.Apart from the expressive exterior and performance parts, the new Nissan X-Trail Tuned by IMPUL is uplifted and adorned with new Maroon Nappa Leath

Arif

Arif

Jul 6, 2020

Parts shortage, export losses, impact of MCO 2.0’s stop-work order to be felt until 2022

On Monday 11-January 2021, the government announced that MCO will be re-instated (let’s call it MCO 2.0) in KL, Selangor, Putrajaya, Melaka, Penang, Johor, Sabah, and Labuan starting 13-Jan. The following day on Tuesday, MITI (Ministry of International Trade and Industry) confirmed that automotive manufacturing and car workshops (including collision repair body and paint centres) are allowed to continue operating.By 9 pm however, the government quietly issued a revision, retracting an ear

Hans

Hans

Jan 15, 2021