PROTON BEARING COST
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.