Warning! New Car Tint Rules by JPJ (Jan 2018)

According to a report by The Star Online, Jabatan Pengangkutan Jalan (JPJ) had introduced a new standard to for car window tints. Starting 1st January 2018, all vehicles must comply with the automotive heat-blocking window film tint based on the Malaysia Standard MS2669. Any vehicle who do not meet the requirements will have to replace it with the standard film, and those failed to do so will have to be fined RM 300.

Transport Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai had stated that all new films will now come with QR Code Security labels to ease the enforcement officers in checking whether the films are legal.

There was also a new system developed by the Malaysia Auto Audio, Accessories and Air-Conditioner Traders Association (AAA), suppliers and retailers are required by the law to use the QR Code labels before they can install any films on vehicles. These enable retailers, authorities and consumers themselves to check on the code to see whether it meets with the new requirements.

Our Transport Minister also states that this ensure consumers do not buy non approved tint films. The QR code and the app to scan the code will be ready by middle of November 2017.

Additional information, the rules allow minimum permissible visible light transmission (VLT) levels of 70% for the front windscreen, 50% for the front side windows and 30% for all other windows (rear side windows and rear screen). You may refer to below picture for guidance.

 

 

 

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