Japan’s MLIT lifts shipment suspension of Toyota diesel engines affected by irregularities

Toyota to resume production of units

Japan’s MLIT lifts shipment suspension of Toyota diesel engines affected by irregularities

MANILA: Toyota is set to resume the production of vehicles fitted with diesel engines from Toyota Industries Corporation (TICO).

KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • When will Toyota resume production of models with diesel engines from Toyota Industries Corporation?

    The production of units fitted with diesel engines from TICO will resume on March 4, 2024.
  • What were the diesel engines that were affected by the irregularities?

    The engines affected by the irregularities are the 1GD(equipped in the Land Cruiser Prado, Hiace, Hilux,and Fortuner) 2GD (fitted in the Hilux and Innova),and the F33A (found in the Land Cruiser 300 and Lexus LX500d).
  • In a statement, the Japanese automaker said that the decision was made following the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism’s (MLIT) decision to lift the suspension against TICO last February 27.

    Per Toyota, its Inabe Production line 1 and Gifu Auto Body Production line 1 will resume production on March 4 with engines from TICO — meaning that all of its manufacturing facilities in Japan will continue operations. Aside from that, the company said that shipments to domestic destinations will start again.

    Toyota Hilux engine

    Earlier, Toyota had suspended the operation of some of its production lines due to certification irregularities of TICO diesel engines. The affected engines were the 1GD (equipped in the Land Cruiser PradoHiaceHilux, and Fortuner) 2GD (fitted in the Hilux and Innova), and the F33A (found in the Land Cruiser 300 and Lexus LX500d).

    “Toyota will continue to provide support to TICO so that it can return to its roots and revitalize its engine business. In addition, as a Group-wide activity, we will once again review the situation to thoroughly ensure that safety and quality are the top priorities,” the company said in the statement.

    Below are the vehicles that resume production:

    Production line

    TICO models equipped with affected engines

    Other

    Inabe Plant Production line #1

    Hiace, Ace, Granace

    Alphard, Vellfire

    Gifu Auto Body Production line #1

    Hiace, Ace

    Ambulance

     

    Photos from Ruben Manahan IV

    Also read:

    Toyota PH guarantees ‘no affected units’ in latest engine certification issue

    Daihatsu to follow MLIT directive regarding irregularity issues

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