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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 t


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 inflatorsds As 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 replaced my Honda's airba


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. 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 airbag inflator having excessive internal pressu


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 production work and increasin


Aug 16, 2020

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 wer

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Mar 4, 2021

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-desic


Aug 30, 2019

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’s transmissi


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. But 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 largest automotive recall in history. The recall is still ongoing but for older mo

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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 XC60 Volvo V70 Volvo XC70 Vol

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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 unfo


Aug 25, 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 around 12,0

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Mar 6, 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 totally died right there!”. A car crash ca


Jan 10, 2021

Toyota Alphard, used units from RM 40k, here’s some tips for buying one

At a glance, the Toyota Alphard (and its Vellfire sibling) may look like breadboxes on wheels, but that’s far from the truth, as these luxury MPVs are popular amongst used and recond car buyers. After all, a quick check on several car listing sites indicate that there are a huge number of the Alphard and Vellfire for sale. One main reason why the Toyota Alphard and Vellfire shot up in popularity is because not many cars can match their spaciousness and ease of entry and exit – thanks to its slid


Nov 3, 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. Recond


Sep 20, 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 Japan, in


Aug 30, 2020

A recond Toyota Alphard/Vellfire is nearly RM 44k cheaper than UMW Toyota's official import, should you buy the recond?

There's no doubt that the Toyota Alphard (and its Vellfire twin) is the best luxury MPV on the market. Few other cars can match the Alphard/Vellfire's spaciousness and ease of entrace/exit. Compared to a Mercedes-Benz S-Class, the Alphard's sliding doors allow you to step in/out of the car as if it's a room, rather than a car. The only question left is whether to buy a cheap reconditioned (recond) unit or pay up for an officially-imported unit by UMW Toyota Motor? Let’s take a closer look at the


May 2, 2020

Toyota Corolla Cross to debut in Thailand next month, coming to Malaysia soon

The first ever Toyota Corolla Cross, a C-segment Corolla-based SUV that’s supposed to a more mainstream, cheaper and more practical version of a Toyota C-HR, is set to make its global debut in Thailand next month. Leaked photos suggests that the Corolla Cross will look like a scaled down Toyota RAV4 – not a bad start. Based on what we know so far, the Toyota Corolla Cross will be based on the Toyota Corolla Altis’ TNGA-C platform, but with a more space efficient (and cheaper) torsion beam rear s


Jun 15, 2020

UMW Toyota Motor recalls 12,997 units of Hilux and Fortuner for brake booster replacement

UMW Toyota Motor (UMWT) has announced a recall involving 12,997 units of the Toyota Hilux and Toyota Fortuner made between July 2018 and January 2019 for brake booster inspection and replacement. Models not listed here are not affected by this recall. The affected models are as below: UMWT Recall for brake booster Model Units affected Toyota Hilux 11,517 Toyota Fortuner 1,426 The condition involves the resin pistons in the brake booster of said vehicles which could cause compromised braking perf


Dec 2, 2020

Save up to RM 50k on a recond car or go for Certified Pre-Owned car?

When it comes to shopping for a car, terms like reconditioned cars and certified pre-owned (CPO) cars get tossed around a fair bit. On paper, both CPO and reconditioned (recond) cars are very similar – both are cheaper than a new car, allowing the buyer to save some money. But that’s where the similarities end, as they are world’s apart once you look closer. Recond cars – good on paper, but buyers beware While it may seem tempting to save RM 40k to RM 50k on a recond car versus a brand-new car,


Apr 23, 2020

Toyota GR Yaris awarded Top Gear Magazine Hot Hatch of the Year and it's coming to Malaysia!

Some say that it’s quite possibly the best homologation car in recent years, some say it’s probably the best Toyota in the world. All we know is, the Toyota GR Yaris has been awarded Hot Hatch of the Year by Top Gear Magazine (TGM). The sprightly, mighty rally car for the streets received its third major award in three weeks since its UK launch. Talk about being perfect on your debut! According to the magazine’s editor, Jack Rix, everything about the GR Yaris seemed right. “From its bespoke, inf

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Dec 3, 2020

Spied: JDM 2020 Toyota Yaris got lost in Thailand? Is it coming to Malaysia?

So I'm in all the WapCar WhatsApp groups (you should join, they're the best if you want to meet other car people) and shortly after the handsome 2021 Toyota Yaris facelift broke cover, some members were abuzz with this question: "Why aren't we getting the JDM, TNGA-based 2020 Toyota Yaris here?" But this set of pictures tells a different story, or at least it seems on the surface. What is this Japan/European-spec Yaris doing in Thailand? Wearning no camo and with manufacturer trade plates has it


Dec 9, 2020

After the Vios GR Sport, is the 2021 Toyota Corolla Altis GR Sport coming to Malaysia?

If you've been following our website, you'll know that the 2021 Toyota Vios facelift will bring with it a new variant - the Vios GR Sport. To most of us, a Vios with Gazoo Racing touches is a bit of a surprise. But that's happening, so it isn't too far-fetched to expect the 2021 Toyota Corolla Altis GR Sport in Malaysia too, since Thailand already has that model on sale. Drawing inspiration from Toyota's performance-oriented GR models, the Thai-spec Corolla Altis GR Sport gets significant aesthe


Nov 29, 2020

Buying a used Toyota 86/Subaru BRZ? Here are the common problems to look out for

Today, you can pick up a used or reconditioned Toyota 86 or Subaru BRZ for around RM 90-150k and there are plenty of choices. As you can still buy an unregistered unit from grey importers, you can still get financing at affordable rates. By now, most of the common problems have been identified and fixes are available. Even then, what should you look out for? History of the Toyobaru Twins When these 2 models made its world debut back in 2012, the automotive world lost its collective minds. Here w


Dec 26, 2020

Launching in Malaysia in 2020: The CKD Toyota Corolla Cross will fight the Honda HR-V, Subaru XV

After over half a decade of sitting at the sidelines and watching the Honda HR-V going from strength to strength, Toyota finally has a product to rival the overachieving HR-V, it’s called the Toyota Corolla Cross, and yes it will be coming to Malaysia. Recall that we recently ran a post saying that UMW Toyota will be launching three new SUVs in the near term? The first candidate is obvious, that’s the Toyota RAV4. The remaining two models are less clear but today we can confirm one of it will be


Mar 31, 2020

Honda Malaysia recalls 55,354 cars - City, Civic, HR-V, Jazz

Honda Malaysia today announced a product recall involving 55,354 units of Honda vehicles to replace its fuel pump as a precautionary measure, in line with the Honda global fuel pump recall. Honda Malaysia truly apologises for the inconvenience caused to the affected customers and reassures that all its year 2020 production models are not affected in this product recall. As of today, there are no incidences of crashes or injuries caused by this issue reported in Malaysia. The replacement of the a


Jun 18, 2020

Perodua issues fuel pump recalls for 2018/2019 Perodua Myvi

Looks like the Perodua Myvi is affected by the global fuel pump issues as well. Following the recalls issued by UMW Toyota (UMWT) for Toyota and Lexus vehicles and Honda Malaysia in June, Perodua has also issued a recall for their third-generation Perodua Myvi. The global fuel pump recall exercise was first issued by Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) in March 2020. The recall affected over 3.2 million vehicles under the corporation and looks like this includes Daihatsu as well. TMC first started lo


Aug 7, 2020

Wapcar Morning Insiders (Sep. 24, 2019)

Today is Tuesday, Sep. 24 Local News Get Free TNG RFID without car documents No need for searching and printing the required car documents, you can now register online and get your free Touch ‘n Go RFID tag! Enter your vehicle number, NRIC number and your mobile number used for your car's insurance policy on Sureplify, you can check if you are eligible to register without extra documentation. If you are listed, you may click proceed to your nearest walk-in outlets to get your free RFID tag. The


Sep 24, 2019

UMWT recalls 10,350 units of Toyota and Lexus models for potentially faulty fuel pump

UMW Toyota Motor Sdn Bhd (UMWT), distributor of Toyota and Lexus vehicles in Malaysia, announced a Special Service Campaign (SSC) to replace the fuel pump on certain units of Toyota and Lexus models. This SSC is an expansion of earlier campaign. Based on the information received from Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC), there are 9,500 new units of Toyota (Alphard, Vellfire, Camry, Corolla, Fortuner, Innova, C-HR and Harrier) and 850 new units of Lexus (ES250, GS200t, GS350, IS200t, LC500, LS500, LX5


Oct 31, 2020

Volvo Cars Malaysia recalls 1,802 units due to faulty autonomous emergency braking systems

Volvo Cars has issued a recall for a total of 700,000 cars globally after the discovery of a possibly faulty autonomous emergency braking system (AEB). Volvo Cars Malaysia has added that the recall affects 1,802 units of Volvo cars in our country. The issue stems from a software fault. During tests conducted by the Federation of Danish Motors (FDM) on an XC60, Volvo’s internal safety evaluations discovered that the car’s AEB system consistently failed to kick in and brake automatically as it was


Apr 1, 2020

RM 15k for a first-gen Toyota Vios - how to buy a good one, maintain and have fun with it

There’s plenty of advice out there that says “Hey, you’ve just started working, it’s best you get a brand new car because they're reliable and cheaper to maintain!" Don’t get us wrong, it's a very valid opinion. But what if you’re 'the 10th dentist'? Perhaps you want to eschew the monthly commitments and just plonk the cash for an older car that'll still take you around reliably. For that, the 2003-2007 Toyota Vios (NCP42) remains a very viable option. While I own one, here's an unbiased account


Oct 24, 2020