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Over half a million cars in Malaysia have faulty Takata airbags; change them to prevent getting saman – Loke

There are over half a million vehicles in Malaysia that are fitted with potentially faulty Takata airbags, according to a Facebook post by transport minister Anthony Loke. In his public service announcement, the minister is urging owners to check if their cars are among those affected by the airbags recall, and to get the part(s) replaced as soon as possible.

The ministry announced earlier this year that it would be working closely with car companies and the Road Transport Department (JPJ) to identify affected vehicles for reminders to be issued to owners, urging them to get their airbags

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Failure to comply after two reminders will result in a RM300 saman being issued to the vehicle owner. Additionally, owners will be unable to renew the road tax of the affected vehicle. Loke had previously stated that the move isn’t meant to penalise anyone, but to ensure affected vehicles have their airbags replaced for safety reasons.

As a brief recap, defective Takata airbags have propellants in its inflators that degrade with exposure to moisture. This changes their chemical structure, resulting in the propellant igniting too quickly, producing excess pressure that causes the inflator to rupture and sends metal shards into the passenger cabin that can lead to serious injury or death.

This is a very serious safety concern, and it is imperative that you check if your vehicle is among those affected, and to carry out the necessary replacements as soon as possible. You can perform a check (normally via the VIN) through these avenues:

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