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Proton recalls 16,000 cars over "clock spring."

Editorial Staff

Malaysian taxi drivers open their door to hand over tolls - apparently because they fear the electric windows motor will burn out. Proton have never needed to recall for that - but a tiny spring needs to be replaced so Satria Neo and Gen2 cars need to visit the dealer.

The clock spring "connects switches and airbags to the radio, horn and cruise control," says Proton.

Recalls are rare for the Malaysian manufacturer: its last one was in 2008 when early Savvy models were found to have some risk that water would penetrate the wheel bearings on the back axle.