Proton Encourages Perdana Owners To Replace Airbags

Did you recently buy a Proton Perdana from 2012 to 2018? 

Proton is appealing to owners of the Proton Perdana to bring their vehicles to authorised service centres as soon as possible, to have the Takata passenger airbag inflator replaced. 

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Affected Proton Perdana cars are those built from 2012 to the end of August 2018 and the service fix is part of a global initiative for cars equipped with Takata airbags. 

All action taken is in accordance with the Defect Information Report (DIR) issued by the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration (NHTSA) of America that requires the replacement of non-desiccated passenger inflators and PROTON started replacing them from January 2019. 

Chief Executive Officer of Proton Edar, Roslan Abdullah said: “Thanks to the joint efforts of our staff and dealers, PROTON managed to contact our customers and have performed the airbag inflator replacement exercise. There are 6,342 units affected and as of 18 August 2020, our service outlets have replaced 5,625 units or 87.5% completion.”

The company would like to reassure all customers the exercise does not affect any other Proton model as those use airbags supplied by a different vendor. 

Stringent controls are in place to ensure customer safety, which is a key priority for PROTON.

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“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. Replacement of the inflator will take approximately one hour and will be performed free of charge while cars built after 31 August 2018 are unaffected,” he added. 

Customers who require more information can call PROTON’s Customer Care Hotline, 1-800-888-398, or send an email to for any enquiries and assistance. 

By: Aishah Akashah Ahadiat