“Please have your appointment made by the end of June 2011, otherwise owners may not be able to get the seatbelts installed on time,” Perodua Managing Director Datuk Aminar Rashid Salleh said.
The Government has indicated that it will not extend the 31 December 2011 deadline for owners to get their vehicles fitted with the rear seatbelt or given exemption for vehicles without anchorage points.
“The public have been given 3 years notice from 31 January 2009 to do so,” he pointed out.
“While the initial responses from the Perodua owners were good, however, it tapered off after 1 year. From 1 January 2009 to 31 March 2011, only 214,887 Perodua owners have sent their vehicles out of the total 526,722 units that are required to undergo inspection and retrofitting,” Aminar said.
Another 311,835 affected Perodua owners have yet to get their vehicles inspected.
The public can get the rear seatbelts installed for free at 56 designated Perodua service centres throughout the country.
They can call Perodua Customer Hotline at 1800-88-6600 to make an appointment or visit the nearest service centre.