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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Model Product code Year manufactured Affected units
X-TRAIL(CKD) T30 1 May 2002 – Mar 2007 12,420
TEANA(CBU) J31 Aug 2004 – Sep 2004 4
LIBERTY(CBU) M12 2003 20

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.


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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.