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.
|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|
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.