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Vehicle models in Vietnam unaffected by power output data manipulation in Toyota subsidiary

Vehicle models in Vietnam unaffected by power output data manipulation in Toyota subsidiary

Tuesday, January 30, 2024, 19:00 GMT+7
Vehicle models in Vietnam unaffected by power output data manipulation in Toyota subsidiary
Toyota Industries Corp. President Koichi Ito (front) bows in apology at a press conference in Tokyo on Jan. 29, 2024. Photo: Kyodo News

Vehicle models distributed in Vietnam are not among those affected by power output data manipulation from a Toyota Motor Corp. subsidiary, according to the Japanese automotive manufacturer’s website and internal communications.

The manipulation occurred at Toyota Industries Corp., an affiliate of the automaker, which fabricated data on diesel engines used in various models, including the Land Cruiser 300 and the Hilux.

In response to the scandal, Toyota on Monday announced the suspension of vehicle shipments with the affected engines.

At a news conference held on the same day, Toyota President Koji Sato expressed deep apologies for the inconvenience caused to customers and assured that the company is committed to resolving the problem swiftly.

The 10 affected models, including the Hiace, Fortuner, and Innova, were sold in various markets, including Japan, Europe, and the Middle East.

Information from Toyota’s website and internal communications confirms that Vietnam remains unaffected, as Toyota Vietnam’s vehicles primarily utilize gasoline engines or are domestically produced.

Models equipped with affected engines. Photo: Toyota

Models equipped with affected engines. Photo: Toyota

Toyota Indonesia has also issued a similar announcement.

The data manipulation dates back to 2017, according to Toyota Industries, when the company doctored fuel injection volume in engine output tests to enhance the appearance of torque.

Local media claimed that a third-party panel’s report blamed the corporate culture at Toyota Industries, citing a lack of will to actively increase compliance.

The revelation added to a series of quality control challenges that have plagued the world's largest automaker group in recent years.

Daihatsu Motor Co., Toyota’s small-car unit, suspended all shipments last month after a third-party investigation exposed rigged safety tests for most of its models.

Hino Motors Ltd., another Toyota subsidiary, admitted to submitting fraudulent emissions and fuel economy data in March 2022.

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Bao Anh - Thanh Linh / Tuoi Tre News


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