Proton is urging owners of the Proton Perdana built from 2012 to the end of August 2018 to bring their vehicles to authorised Proton service centres to get their Takata passenger airbag inflator replaced.
The affected models include the current second-generation Perdana and the Honda Accord-based model, more widely known as the “Hondana”. Proton reassures that the recalls do not affect any other Proton models as they’re fitted with airbags from a different supplier.
6,342 units of the Perdana are affected and as of 18th of August 2020, Proton’s service centres have replaced 5,625 units – an 87.5% completion rate. Proton has been replacing the potentially faulty inflators since January 2019, in accordance to the standards of the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration of America (NHTSA).
“The safety of our customers is of the utmost importance. However, we have not been able to connect with all affected owners due to obsolete or incomplete contact information. Therefore, we would like to urge all Proton Perdana owners who have not had their passenger airbag inflators replaced to call our service centres to book an appointment as soon as possible,” said Proton Edar, CEO, Roslan Abdullah.
Replacement of the airbag inflator will take approximately one hour, completely free of charge. Those built after 31st August 2018 are not affected.