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JPJ recalls 600 units of Omoda 5 in Malaysia, Chery to arrange inspections as soon as possible

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JPJ recalls 600 units of Omoda 5 in Malaysia, Chery to arrange inspections as soon as possible

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JPJ recalls 600 units of Omoda 5 in Malaysia, Chery to arrange inspections as soon as possible


The Road Transport Department (JPJ) has issued an immediate recall notice for 600 Chery Omoda 5 units in Malaysia following a safety incident involving a broken rear axle. Last weekend, a Facebook post shared by an owner went viral after her petrol-powered sports utility vehicle (SUV)’s rear axle snapped while driving.

JPJ ordered Chery to conduct thorough investigation on Omoda 5 issue

Chery Omoda 5 powered by a 1.5L Turbo petrol engine

As reported by Bernama, JPJ in a statement said 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. It said that Omoda 5 owners will be contacted by Chery to schedule their inspection slots. Alternatively, they can walk-in into any authorised Chery service centre nationwide.

JPJ added that it will monitor the Omoda 5 recall process and is committed to ensuring all affected units are inspected, confirmed safe and the axle replacement process is carried out. It also advised all Omoda 5 owners to make arrangements to facilitate the recall process and vehicle inspections as soon as possible.

Customers can contact Chery Malaysia’s customer service hotline at 03-2771 7070 or visit their nearest Chery Auto Malaysia sales centre for further information.

On 30th April, Chery Malaysia issued a statement confirming that 600 vehicles are potentially affected due to the facility upgrade exercise. It added that as a precautionary measure, Chery Auto Malaysia is reaching out to customers of the affected Vehicle Identification Numbers (VIN) for a detailed inspection to resolve all technical component issues.

Following the public statement issued by Chery, the affected owner had updated on Facebook that she has yet to receive an official report on her Omoda 5 issue nor has Chery discussed with her on the next steps to settle the matter. She also alleged that repair works were done without her consent and was told to collect her vehicle on Monday evening.

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Omoda E5 uses a different suspension setup than the Omoda 5

Chery Omoda E5 vs Omoda 5 Rear Suspension
Top: Omoda E5 EV with multi-link rear suspension, Bottom: Omoda 5 with torsion beam rear suspension

As we’ve highlighted recently, the Chery Omoda 5 which is affected by the current recall is using a different rear suspension setup from its electric vehicle version, the Omoda E5. The petrol-powered Omoda 5 uses a torsion beam rear suspension, while the battery-powered Omoda E5 uses a multi-link rear suspension.

The Chery Omoda 5 runs on a 1.5-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine which produces 154hp and 230Nm of torque. It was launched in Malaysia in July last year with prices starting from RM108,800 for the base C variant and RM118,800 for the higher H variant. which gets extra red highlights, an 8-speaker Sony sound system, a power-adjustable driver’s seat, ventilated seat, a sunroof and hands-free powered tailgate.

Chery Omoda E5
Chery Omoda E5 fully electric SUV

Meanwhile, the Omoda E5 is a fully electric SUV powered by a single electric motor that pushes 201hp and 340Nm of torque. The Omoda E5 is equipped with a 61kWh LFP battery pack and it gets a WLTP-rated range of up to 430km on a single charge. The Omoda E5 is officially priced at RM146,800 in Malaysia.

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