Manufacturers not alone in handling recalls

POSTED BY Amirul Hazmi ON 09 May 2016


By: Devindran Ramanathan


Product recalls and safety improvements are integral steps to ensure motor vehicles on the road today are rectified of known product defects.

The recent two fatal crashes concerning a 2003 and 2006 registered Honda concerning ruptured airbag inflators made by Takata Corp is probably a timely reminder to all stakeholders in the Malaysian motor industry to act.

It is long overdue that authorities and national association eg MAI, MAA, SIRIM, Police and/or JPJ coordinate activities in promoting awareness, set reporting standards and publish completion rates of all safety related recalls pertaining to motor vehicles sold in Malaysia.

When you consider that both the Honda City were still plying the roads of our country and the recall was earlier communicated out by Honda Malaysia, responsibility has to lie more in an effective system to avoid similar tragedies from happening again.


“Devindran spent the last 26 years serving in different capacities in the automotive industry. He is now the principal of his own company, ACS AsiaPac Sdn Bhd; focusing on Aftersales Training, Consulting and is passionate in raising the overall image of the Aftersales stakeholders with his tagline Aftersales Before Sales”.


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