Edaran Tan Chong issues recall for X-Trail and Teana models over faulty Takata airbag inflator


Edaran Tan Chong Motor (ETCM), the official distributor and assembler of Nissan cars here on our shores, has recently announced that there will be a service campaign to notify the 12,444 units of its cars that are affected by the global recall caused by airbag manufacturer Takata.

The fault in this case, is the inflator module for the front passenger airbags. This recall also rang the same bells over at Honda, after recently recalling 46,710 cars just weeks earlier. Three specific models are involved in the program, which includes the locally assembled T30 X-Trail (first gen), the fully imported first generation J31 Teana and M12 Liberty. The recently unveiled T32 X-Trail is not part of the programme, because this issue is specifically centred around the first-generation model made between May 2002 to March 2007.

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ModelProduct codeYear manufacturedAffected units
X-TRAIL(CKD)T301 May 2002 – Mar 200712,420
TEANA(CBU)J31Aug 2004 – Sep 20044
LIBERTY(CBU)M12200320

Tan Chong Express Auto Service Centre (TCEAS) will be carrying out the tasks of replacing the faulty parts and will be directly in touch with the owners of the affected cars. The costs involved in the rectification will be borne by ETCM.


Nicholas Raj

Nicholas Raj

This author was born with an undying love for cars. As the mantra goes, the faster, the better. A hotelier-cum-entrepreneur, he soon gave up the life in pursuit of joining the brinks of the local automotive industry. He spends his days, aside from writing obviously, plotting and scheming his plan ever so carefully in the hopes of bagging a Porsche 991 Turbo in white with the Martini racing colours.
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