Earlier this week, on December 20, Daihatsu introduced that it could briefly droop shipments of all automobiles it developed which are presently being produced in Japan and abroad markets. The transfer got here after the automaker submitted a report by an unbiased panel to Japan’s ministry of land, infrastructure, transport and tourism (MLIT) in addition to ministry of economic system, commerce and trade (METI).
As reported beforehand, the unbiased panel had been investigating a scandal over the rigging of security assessments by Daihatsu, which was delivered to gentle in April this yr. On the time, the corporate admitted “wrongdoings” specifically crash security assessments accomplished for regulatory approval purposes for 4 fashions. Over 88,000 models had been affected, with the main target level being door trim that didn’t meet security requirements in a aspect impression take a look at.
In its assertion asserting the suspension of shipments, DMC stated that “on account of the investigation, along with the door trim fraud in April and the pole aspect collision take a look at fraud in Could, it was found that there have been 174 new irregularities in 25 take a look at objects.”
The corporate confirmed that 64 fashions and three engines had been affected, together with these presently in manufacturing or improvement in addition to discontinued ones. The vary of affected fashions cowl these bought underneath the Daihatsu model and people equipped on an OEM foundation to Toyota, Mazda and Subaru.
The checklist of fashions additionally included a number of Perodua vehicles, specifically the first- and second-generation Axia, Aruz, second-generation Alza, Ativa, Myvi and Bezza. Additionally within the checklist had been Toyota fashions related to our market, these being the Rush, Vios and Veloz.
Later that day, Perodua launched a press release on the matter, and now, UMW Toyota has issued its personal assertion concerning the matter, which is reproduced in verbatim under.
In gentle of current developments surrounding the security take a look at at Daihatsu Motor Co Lte (DMC), a subsidiary of Toyota, Toyota Motor Sdn Bhd (UMWT) ensures prospects and the general public that it’s dedicated to transparency and accountability.
This follows the assertion launched by Toyota Motor Company (TMC) highlighting a procedural irregularity within the testing of fashions by DMC, impacting three Toyota fashions distributed by UMWT in Malaysia.
President of UMW Toyota Motor, Datuk Ravindran Ok. stated, “We emphasise our dedication to sustaining the very best requirements and high quality in our automobiles. Relaxation assured, we’re actively working to make sure that all our automobiles in Malaysia strictly adhere to the related laws and guidelines.”
UMWT is working intently with regulatory authorities to promptly and transparently tackle this matter, sustaining its dedication to delivering high-quality automobiles to the Malaysian market.
He continued, “We perceive the significance of belief, and we wish to reinforce the arrogance our prospects place in us. Our dedication to buyer satisfaction has all the time been and stays our high precedence.”
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