In line with Honda’s recall announcements regarding the passenger airbag inflator on the Accord, Proton has also issued a recall to replace the passenger airbag inflators for all Proton Perdana models based on the Accord.

A total of 6,432 vehicles built from 2012 to the end of August 2018 are involved, and the affected owners will be notified. This is merely a precautionary measure and Proton assures that other Proton models are not affected as the airbags used in them are supplied by a different vendor.

The pre-facelift model is also affected.

“The safety of our owners is of the utmost importance to PROTON. All Proton Perdana owners will be informed of the matter and are advised to call our designated service centres to book an appointment for the replacement of the passenger airbag in their cars, said  Deputy Chief Executive Officer of PROTON,  Dato’ Radzaif Mohamed.

He added, “Cars built after 31 August 2018 are unaffected by the service fix while replacement of the inflator will take approximately one hour and will be performed free of charge.”

Owners of the affected Perdana are advised to call PROTON’s Customer Care Hotline at 1-800-888-398 or email to [email protected] for any enquiries and assistance.

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