NEW WINDOW TINT RULES FOR MALAYSIAN VEHICLES

NEW WINDOW TINT RULES FOR MALAYSIAN VEHICLES

DARKER REAR WINDOWS ARE ALLOWED

Since May 2019, the Malaysian government has announced changes to the window tinting guidelines for all automotive cars. As shown below, the current minimum visible light transmission (VLT) percentages are 70% for front windscreen, 50% for both front side windows and varying percentages for the rear/back passenger windows and rear windscreen.

 

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This means there are no limitations when it comes to installing any window films for your rear passenger windows and rear windscreens. You can opt for 0% VLT if you’re into total privacy (or you’re into the whole mysterious look). Although this has opened up many possibilities, the front windscreen and front passenger and driver windows has remained the same.

Although the news was a huge celebration for many people, this new regulation is only applicable for private vehicles and also all vehicles used in ride-hailing. As shown below:

Private Vehicles

Front Windscreen = 70%

Front Passenger and Driver Windows = 50%

Rear Passenger Windows = No Limit

Rear Windscreen = No Limit

Private Ride-Hailing Vehicles (Eg: Grab)

Public Service Licence (PSV) Not Needed/Required

Front Windscreen = 70%

Front Passenger and Driver Windows = 50%

Rear Passenger Windows = No Limit

Rear Windscreen = No Limit

Motor vehicles which are registered and used for public transportation and goods delivery will only be allowed to have window films with VLT levels not lower than 70%. If you are looking to darken your vehicle completely due to medical (with supporting documents from doctors)/safety/security reasons, you will need to specifically apply for it and there will be a cost incurred (RM50) when you submit your application for approval. This cost does not mean your application will be 100% approved. Once it is approved, you will have to pay RM5,000 to be able to lawfully darken the front windscreen and front side windows of your vehicle below the permissible 70% and 50% levels and each permit that is granted is valid for a period of two years. This means, it will expire in 2 years and you will need to re-apply again with the same cost. Please note that this new window tint rules has been implemented since May 8, 2019. 

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