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Daihatsu Solid and Toyota Pixis Pleasure kei vehicles recalled for faulty energy door locks – 322,740 items affected

Daihatsu Cast and Toyota Pixis Joy kei cars recalled for defective power door locks – 322,740 units affected

A number of days after receiving a rectification order from Japan’s ministry of land, infrastructure, transport and tourism (MLIT), Daihatsu has issued a recall for the Solid and Toyota Pixis Pleasure. Beforehand, each fashions had been reported to the MLIT as probably being non-compliant with requirements, however following an investigation, it was now decided {that a} recall is critical. On the time of writing, the Solid and Pixis Pleasure are absent from Daihatsu and Toyota’s official Japanese web sites.

In keeping with an official launch (Toyota additionally issued an analogous one), the defect affecting these fashions contain the ability door lock, which can activate throughout a collision as a result of inadequate verification of the door lock operation within the occasion of a facet collision.

In consequence, all doorways could develop into locked throughout a collision, requiring extra time to rescue occupants. The repair requires the driving force’s facet door lock of all affected automobiles to get replaced with corrective elements, and the important thing operation methodology described within the proprietor’s handbook may even should be corrected.

Daihatsu Cast and Toyota Pixis Joy kei cars recalled for defective power door locks – 322,740 units affected

“As it’ll take time to produce the corrective elements, provisional measures might be carried out for patrons who request it to stop the doorways from locking throughout a collision. These measures will render the important thing unusable for working the door lock and prohibit it to distant management operation solely. Prospects will then be notified as soon as corrective elements have been ready for substitute,” the discharge learn.

For the Daihatsu Solid, 239,616 items of the mannequin kind DBA-LA250S, 5BA-LA250S and 3BA-LA250S produced between August 31, 2015 and June 9, 2023 are concerned within the recall. Moreover, 48,530 items with the mannequin kind DBA-LA260S, 5BA-LA260S and 3BA-LA260S made between the identical interval are additionally affected.

As for the Toyota Pixis Pleasure, 28,324 items manufactured between August 31, 2016 and June 9, 2023 of the mannequin kind DBA-LA250A, 5BA-LA250A and 3BA-LA250A are topic to the identical recall, together with 6,270 items of mannequin kind DBA-LA260A, 5BA-LA260A and 3BA-LA260A produced in the identical interval. No Perodua fashions derived from Daihatsu ones – just like the Ativa (based mostly on the Rocky) – had been talked about within the newest announcement.

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