Proton gives life-time power window warranty

SHAH ALAM: Some 500,000 Proton cars are to benefit from national car maker Proton Holdings Berhad’s new power window promise, a life-time warranty.

Group Managing Director Datuk Seri Syed Zainal Abidin Syed Mohamed Tahir said the new scheme was applicable to all new Proton models registered from last September 1 and current models still under manufacturer’s warranty as at the same date.

This warranty is applicable only to models sold in the domestic market and to both private and fleet owners.

“It covers four main components to the vehicle’s power window mechanism, namely the power window regulator, power window motor, switches and run channel.

“Upon claims by eligible customers and subject to compliance with Proton’s terms and conditions of the Power Window Life-time Warranty, the warranty will be undertaken by Proton at no charge, including all labour and parts costs of the components,” he told a media briefing today.

Syed Zainal Abidin said consistent with global automotive standrads, the warranty was limited to 250,000km or 10 years from the date of the vehicle registration, whichever occured first.

He said while Proton has made significant efforts to improve its quality as reflected in its new generation of vehicles, some negative perception of the brand continued to exist till today.

“Correcting this perception, albeit challenging, is a necessary task. This warranty is one of the initiatives that is being undertaken to put to rest this particular stigma.

“Our message is simple: should you buy a Proton car today, please know that the power windows are working. If they are not, please change it for free,” he added. — Bernama



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