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MALAYSIAN­car­maker Pro­ton has re­called 1600 Savvys. The re­call in­volves all Savvys sold here since the model first went on sale in March 2006.

The com­pany iden­ti­fied the pos­si­bil­ity of wa­ter en­try into the rear-wheel bear­ing, which may lead to a fail­ure of af­fected com­po­nents.

Re­cent in­spec­tions in Malaysia brought the po­ten­tial prob­lem to the com­pany’s at­ten­tion.

Pro­ton Cars Aus­tralia man­ag­ing di­rec­tor John Star­tari says all the nec­es­sary checks and re­place­ments will be made at no cost to the cus­tomer.

Pro­ton has no­ti­fied all Savvy own­ers in writ­ing and will ad­vise them to take their cars to the near­est Pro­ton dealer for an in­spec­tion and re­pair.

The re­call is purely a pre­cau­tion­ary mea­sure and no cars have been in­volved in an in­ci­dent as a re­sult of bear­ing fail­ures.

If a bear­ing has to be re­placed, Star­tari says, the work should take about 90 min­utes.

Prod­uct re­call: Pro­ton Savvy.

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