Following the recent announcement made by Nissan Motor Co. Ltd on the initiation of further field actions for Takata airbag inflators involving Nissan vehicles, sole distributor and assembler of the vehicles in Malaysia Edaran Tan Chong Motor Sdn Bhd (ETCM) together with Tan Chong Ekspres Auto Servis (TCEAS) has extended the Recall Campaign for the Frontier and Sentra, as well as an additional batch of the first generation X-Trail.

This is subsequent to the announcement made by ETCM on the Recall Campaign for Takata Front Passenger Airbag Inflator in June 2015 and August 2016 respectively.

With the above, a total of approximately 52,707 units of Nissan vehicles in Malaysia are involved in the Takata Front Passenger Airbag Inflator Recall.


Product Code

Year Manufactured

Affected Units

Frontier (CKD)


July 2004 – December 2012


Sentra (CKD)*


June 2000 – December 2012


X-Trail (CKD)


January 2009 – December 2012



Nissan Sentra (N16) vehicles not equipped with airbag are not included in the exercise.

This Takata recall exercise does not affect the new X-Trail launched in January 2015, as well as all other current selling Nissan models.

All customers of the affected Nissan vehicles will be notified by letter through TCEAS.

Customers receiving this letter are advised to call the nearest TCEAS outlet for an appointment.

Selected TCEAS outlets have extended its operation hours and now opens 365 days making it easier for customers to service their vehicles on weekends, as well as to alleviate the capacities for the replacement activity.

To find out if their vehicles are involved, customers may also call the Nissan Customer Care Centre at the toll-free line 1800-88-3838 or visit the brand’s website.

“ETCM would like to reassure that our customers’ confidence and peace of mind is of utmost importance to the Company, and deeply regrets any inconvenience caused.

“We would also like to reaffirm that both ETCM and Nissan are committed to ensure its’ customer safety, service and satisfaction are of the highest level, and are working together to promptly address this concern,” said the company in a statement.


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