Chery Omoda 5 Recall – 92% Vehicles Inspected
May 28, 2024 Andrew Cheng

A few weeks ago, Chery Malaysia announced a recall of the Omoda 5 SUV over a potential issue with the rear axle. Fast forward to today, the Chinese carmaker says that 92% of affected units have been inspected already as of 24 May, which involve over 600 units of the B-segment SUV.

According to Chery Malaysia, 60 units of the Omoda 5 produced on 15 August 2023 are said to be affected by the issue. As a precautionary measure, the carmaker is “casting a wider net” by recalling 600 units of the SUV produced between 14 to 17 August 2023.

So what caused the axle issue? It was “due to a facility upgrade during which a worn-out tip of the automated welding machine was replaced by a new welding tip. The replacement of the new welding tip resulted in a miscalibration of the equipment,” said Chery Auto Malaysia’s Vice President, Lee Wen Hsiang.

If you haven’t already, you can check if your unit of the Chery Omoda 5 is affected by the product recall over at Chery Malaysia’s dedicated website using the VIN number of your SUV. Chery Malaysia added that it is working closely with the Ministry of Transport (MOT) to rectify the rear axle issue.