Proton recalls 6,400 Proton Perdana models to replace airbag inflator

All Proton Perdana owners are advised to call service centres to book an appointment for the replacement of the passenger airbags. (Bernama pic)

KUALA LUMPUR: Proton Holdings Bhd today announced a recall of all current-generation Proton Perdana vehicles, a move that affects 6,432 units.

In a statement today, the company said the service fix to replace the passenger airbag inflator was a precautionary measure as the model was based on the Honda Accord and affected cars built from 2012 to the end of August 2018.

Honda Motor Company recently announced recalls regarding passenger airbag inflator on the Honda Accord.

In a statement today, the carmaker said a notice on the issue would be sent to all affected owners.

“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.

“Cars built after Aug 31, 2018, are unaffected by the service fix.

“Replacement of the inflator will take approximately one hour and will be performed free of charge,” said Proton deputy CEO Radzaif Mohamed.

Customers are advised to call Proton’s Customer Care Hotline, 1-800-888-398 or email to [email protected] for any enquiries and assistance.

The service fix is part of a global initiative for cars equipped with Takata airbags.

All action taken is in accordance with the latest Defect Information Report issued by the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration of America that requires the replacement of non-desiccated passenger inflators.