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Proton admits to removing top tether from the Saga, now offers free installation for current owners

Proton admits to removing top tether from the Saga, now offers free installation for current owners

Proton has released a new statement regarding the so-called ASEAN NCAP tether-gate , where the Malaysian carmaker has now admitted to “mistakenly omitting” the top tethers from the current Saga models. The company regrets the miscommunication with ASEAN NCAP on the matter. The statement further clarifies that the top tethers were among more than 10 safety enhancements that were added to the Saga in order to obtain a three-star rating. These include a front bumper beam, additional reinforcement to the front and rear bumpers, front doors, centre pillars and rear seat back support, the addition of a front passenger airbag, front seat belt pre-tensioners and a rear centre three-point seat belt. A quick recap – the Saga was initially given a one-star rating in 2012 , and was subsequently crash tested again in 2013, this time fitted with the enhanced safety package detailed abov...

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