Chevrolet points reminder of a Takata airbag recall for 3,725 vehicles in Malaysia – Cruze, Orlando, Sonic, Trax

Chevrolet has issued a reminder to its Malaysian prospects in regards to the recall marketing campaign involving 3,725 models of Chevrolet and Saab automobiles in Malaysia that was made in June final yr. The corporate says that the recall, which goals to interchange probably defective Takata driver airbag inflators in affected automobiles, stays ongoing.

As a recap, the affected fashions are:

  • Chevrolet Cruze (mannequin yr 2010–2015)
  • Chevrolet Orlando (mannequin yr 2013–2015)
  • Chevrolet Sonic (mannequin yr 2013–2014)
  • Chevrolet Trax (mannequin yr 2017)
  • Saab 9-3 (mannequin yr 2007)

As highlighted final yr, the corporate stated the affected automobiles could also be fitted with driver airbag inflators that comprise non-desiccated PSAN (phase-stabilized ammonium nitrate) propellant tablets, which can expertise alteration after publicity to excessive temperature and daylight temperature cycles in a excessive humidity atmosphere.

Consequently, the inflator could rupture if gasoline era exceeds the power of the inflator to vent the gasoline. This may end up in an elevated price of pressurisation and peak pressures that may exceed the mechanical energy of the inflator, inflicting the housing to rupture.

A spokesperson for Chevrolet Gross sales Thailand, the corporate answerable for the recall marketing campaign within the Southeast Asia area, stated the response price in Malaysia has been beneath expectation, therefore the reminder. The corporate stated the low take-up is alarming as fatalities could happen if the defective airbags deploy in an accident, and urged house owners of those automobiles to have the airbags changed.

“We hope Malaysian motorists will assist unfold the alert, or ahead it to pals and family members who could personal an affected Chevrolet car. Affected Chevrolet house owners who didn’t obtain alerts or calls as a consequence of outdated knowledge are inspired to contact our name workforce or go online to the recall marketing campaign microsite for extra particulars. For the security of you and your family members, it’s supreme to have the airbag changed earlier than vacation travels start,” the spokesperson stated by way of a press release.

Based on Chevrolet, for the reason that affected automobiles aren’t new, it has been tough to hint prospects and house owners as a consequence of outdated buyer knowledge. That is additional compounded by the dearth of an official Chevrolet workplace in Malaysia.

Nevertheless, because the free airbag replacements are dealt with by chosen Honda authorised dealerships, Chevrolet hopes that house owners and prospects will reap the benefits of the comfort of Honda’s complete community of service centres. It added that though the timeline for the ending of the collaboration has not been introduced, affected house owners are inspired to reap the benefits of this comfort as quickly as potential, as will probably be very tough to entry recall repairs as soon as the collaboration with Honda Malaysia ends.

Affected house owners are inspired to go to the Chevrolet recall microsite for all the mandatory particulars. A call-team has additionally been set as much as contact prospects who could have issue connecting to the web. For additional enquiries, car house owners may additionally name 011-3129-9963 or 011-3129-9965.

Tags: Takata Airbag Recall