There are still more than half a million vehicles in Malaysia fitted with faulty, life-threatening Takata airbags according to a Public Service Announcement (PSA) by Transport Minister, Anthony Loke.
On June 2018, Loke said that owners who have yet to replace their faulty Takata airbags will not be allowed to renew their road tax and now the Road Transport Department (JPJ) together with affected car brands will issue reminders to affected owners to bring their vehicles in for a replacement. Owners of the affected vehicles who fail to do so will be given a RM300 fine by JPJ.
To date, there have been seven Takata airbag-related deaths recorded in Malaysia, where the most recent happened on 21 May 2018 involving a 2004 Honda City. Certainly, your life is worth more than a short trip to your nearest authorised dealership for a replacement, yes?
To check whether your car(s) are involved in a Takata Airbag recall campaign, access the online VIN checkers as listed below and follow the instructions provided:
- Honda – Product Recall Honda
- Toyota – Special Service Campaign
- Nissan – Recall Campaign
- Mazda – Takata Airbag Recall
- Mitsubishi – Mitsubishi Field Fix Campaign
- Subaru – Takata Airbag Recall
- BMW – Takata Airbag Technical Campaign
- Lexus – 1-800-88-53987