JPJ issues recall for 600 Chery Omoda 5 SUVs

PUTRAJAYA: The Road Transport Department (JPJ) has issued a recall notice for 600 units of Chery's Omoda 5 model vehicles, effective immediately, in response to a widely circulated incident on social media that occurred on April 28.

In a statement, JPJ announced that they have summoned Chery Corporate Malaysia Sdn Bhd to conduct a thorough investigation and gather additional information to ensure the safety of both vehicle owners and road users.

"Vehicle owners will be contacted by the company to schedule inspection slots or they can walk in to any service centre nationwide.

"Any affected components will be replaced, with all costs borne by Chery Corporate Malaysia Sdn Bhd," the JPJ said in its statement.

JPJ also stated that it will monitor the recall process and would ensure all affected units are inspected, confirmed safe, and the axle replacement process is carried out.

In light of this, the JPJ advised all owners of Omoda 5 model vehicles to make arrangements to facilitate the recall process and vehicle inspections as soon as possible.

Further information may be obtained by contacting Chery Malaysia's customer service hotline at 03-2771 7070, the nearest Chery Auto Malaysia sales centre, or at their website

Recently, an Omoda 5 owner shared a video clip of the vehicle encountering rear axle damage while driving, and subsequently, receiving feedback from Chery Auto Malaysia on April 30.

The Omoda 5 is a Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) with a 1.5-litre turbocharged internal combustion engine (ICE). It was launched in July 2023 and comes in two versions: C variant at RM108,800 and the H variant at RM118,800.

Chery subsequently launched in March this year the electric model called Omoda E5, priced at RM146,800.

The recall affects only the ICE version of the vehicle.
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