Toyota Veloz, Avanza, Raize models in Indonesia have problems with the airbag ECU, which can cause the airbag to not deploy in a collision.
Toyota Indonesia has just announced a recall for 3 models, Avanza, Veloz and Raize in this country due to a problem with the airbag. According to Toyota’s announcement, the airbag of these models may not work in the event of a collision due to a problem with one of the capacitors of the ECU that controls the airbag assembly.
|The defective Toyota Veloz, Avanza and Raize were manufactured from December 2022 to January 1. Photo: Compass.|
The vehicles recalled in this batch were manufactured from December 2022 to January 1. The number of vehicles recalled in this batch is unknown. The number of vehicles recalled could be in the thousands as sales of each model average 1,500 units per month.
Owners can bring their car to the nearest Toyota dealer to have the ECU checked and replaced free of charge. It takes about an hour for each vehicle.
It is not clear whether the defective models will appear in Vietnam or not. Both Veloz, Avanza and Raize in Vietnam were imported from Indonesia. From the end of December 2022, Toyota has moved to assemble Veloz and Avanza in Vietnam while Raize is still importing from Indonesia.
|Veloz and Avanza have been assembled in Vietnam since the end of December 2022, so they may not be affected in this recall. Image: Minh Quan.|
Recently, Toyota has had a lot of trouble with models developed by Daihatsu. Not long ago, a safety test fraud scandal was discovered on many models such as Wigo (Indonesia), Yaris Ativ (Thailand) and Raize Hybrid (Japan).
The scandal also affects models using the same platform as the Perodua Axia, Daihatsu Rocky and Toyota Vios in Malaysia. More than 160,000 vehicles were affected in that scandal, mostly Raize and Yaris Ativ.