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

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

MANILA: Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) guaranteed that "no units in the country got affected in the recent certification irregularity issue pertaining to the engines fitted in the brand’s key models.

KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • How were the Philippine-spec Toyota models get not involved in the recent certification irregularity issue?

    Toyota said that the latest issue “relates to irregularities in the certification process based on national requirements in certain countries, but do not have any impact on horsepower, torque, or other powertrain-related values.”
  • In a statement, the leading automotive distributor in the country gave the assurance following the horsepower output certification tests.

    TMP manufacturing

    According to TMP, the matter “relates to irregularities in the certification process based on national requirements in certain countries, but do not have any impact on horsepower, torque, or other powertrain-related values.”

    “We would like to reassure our customers by stating that we believe their vehicles are unaffected by these irregularities. We apologize for any confusion or concern this issue may have caused,” the firm added.

    Toyota Hilux engine

    Earlier, the mother company announced that Toyota Industries Corporation (TICO) shall suspend the shipment of three engines namely 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), following the results of the investigation pertaining to horsepower output testing.

    The list of models affected by the certification issue are as follows:

    Engine

    Vehicle Name

    Start of Sales

    Company

    Destination

    1GD

    Land Cruiser Prado

    August 2020 (Discontinued production)

    • Toyota Motor Corporation
    • Hino Motors Ltd.

    Japan, Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia

    Hiace/ Grance / Bongo Brawny van (MAZDA)

    December 2017

    • Toyota Auto Body Co., Ltd.
    • Gifu Auto Body Co., Ltd.
    • Toyota Auto Body Co., Ltd. (Thailand)

    Japan, Europe, Middle East, Asia

    Dyna/ Dutro (Hino)

    May 2021

    Hino Motors Ltd.

    Japan, Asia

    Hilux

    May 2020

    • Toyota Motor Thailand Co., Ltd.
    • Toyota South Africa Motors (Pty) Ltd.
    • Toyota Kirloskar Motor Private Ltd. (India)

    Europe, Middle East, Asia, Africa

    Fortuner

    May 2020

    • Toyota Motor Thailand Co., Ltd.
    • PT. Toyota Motor Manufacturing Indonesia
    • Toyota Kirloskar Motor Private Ltd. (India)

    Europe, Middle East, Asia

    2GD

    Hilux

    May 2020

    Toyota Motor Thailand Co., Ltd.

    Japan

    Innova

    July 2020

    Toyota Kirloskar Motor Private Ltd. (India)

    Asia

    F33A

    Land Cruiser 300

    August 2021

    Toyota Auto Body Co., Ltd.

    Japan, Europe, Middle East, Asia, Africa

    LX500d

    January 2022

    Toyota Auto Body Co., Ltd.

    Europe, Middle East, Asia

    According to Japanese automaker, it was discovered during the test that the horsepower output performance of engines was measured using electronic control units with software that was different from those used for mass production to alter the results and make values appear smoother with less variation.”

    The latest scandal followed the revocation of the model certification of select models from Toyota, Daihatsu, and Mazda

    Photos from Ruben Manahan IV

    Also read:

    Daihatsu to follow MLIT directive regarding irregularity issues

    Toyota to support Daihatsu in irregularity ordeal

    Toyota, Daihatsu to suspend shipment of some models due to new discrepancies in safety testing

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