Edaran Tan Chong Motors (ETCM) has just announced a recall campaign over two issues – a faulty Takata airbag inflators and the defective ‘back-door stay on selected models. The recall is expected to affect 133,118 Nissan cars sold in Malaysia.

We begin with the recall involving the ongoing Takata airbag inflator, where previously three Nissan models (2002-2007 X-Trail, 2004 Teana, and 2003 Liberty) were found to suffer from the defects. Now, ETCM identified about 110,945 potential Nissan cars that would be affected by the airbag inflator recall.

Image Source: Motortrader MY
Image Source: Motortrader MY

Takata SDI Driver Front Airbags Inflator:

Model Year Model Affected Units
Navara D40 (CBU & CKD) 2007 – 2014 12,634
Latio C11 (CKD) June 2007 – October 2014 10,763
Grand Livina L10 (CKD) July 2007 – October 2013 69,965
X-Gear L10 (CKD) November 2010 – October 2013 4,874

Takata SDI Passenger Front Airbags Inflator:

Model Year Model Affected Units
NX-Trail T30 (CKD) May 2002 – March 2007 10,589
April 2007 – December 2008 2,101
Teana J31 (CBU) August 2004 – September 2004 2
Liberty M12 (CBU) 2003 7
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The back door stay, also known as gas struts, are shown here.

On the other hand, ETCM also recalled 22,173 Nissan cars affected by faulty back-door stays. Also known as gas struts, it was found that the paint coating applied to the back door stay did not comply with design requirements for anti-rust treatment. This may cause the cylinder tube of the door to corrode, causing the gas to leak out from the cylinder. Over an extended period of time, the back door stay may weaken, which leads to the malfunction of the back-door stays. Replacement of parts will commence once parts are available by September 2016.

Back Door Stay

Model Year Model Affected Units
Serena S-Hybrid C26 (CBU) September 2012 – November 2013 4,001
Serena S-Hybrid C26 (CKD) February 2014 – March 2016 3,715
X-Trail T32 August 2014 – December 2015 8,756
X-Gear L10 (CKD) September 2011 – February 2016 5,701

Nissan owners may able to check if their cars are affected via the VIN checker at http://servicecampaign.nissan.com.my/ or contact their Toll-Free line at 1800-88- 3838. The costs involved in the rectification will be fully borne by ETCM.


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Travis Chang
Formerly spamming articles about cars and motorsports on this site until the day-job caught up. While the day job remains as exciting as a certain beige sedan, writing about cars could be his closest display of showing passion on cars until he gets either a Bimmer, or an Hachiroku one day...