Toyota City, Japan, December 20, 2023―Today, Daihatsu Motor Co., Ltd. (Daihatsu) received the investigation results of the Independent Third-Party Committee (chaired by Makoto Kaiami) commissioned by Daihatsu regarding procedural irregularities, which it reported to Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota) in turn. The investigation found new irregularities in 174 items within 25 test categories, in addition to the door lining irregularity in April and the side collision test irregularity in May. These encompassed a total of 64 models and 3 engines of vehicles (total of models currently being produced, developed, or ceased in production), including 22 models and 1 engine being sold by Toyota.

We would like to express our sincere apologies for the inconvenience and concern this has caused to all stakeholders, including customers.

In response to these findings, Daihatsu decided today to temporarily suspend shipments of all Daihatsu-developed models currently in production, both in Japan and overseas. Toyota has also decided to temporarily suspend shipments of the affected models.

Over the course of the investigation by the Independent Third-Party Committee, Daihatsu received some information regarding models that may have been involved in the procedural irregularities. In response, Daihatsu has been conducting one-by-one in-house technical verifications and actual vehicle testing for these vehicles to ensure that their safety and environmental performance meet legal standards.

In the final stage of the investigation, it was discovered that a different airbag control unit (ECU) than the mass-production model was used for the airbag tests for Daihatsu Move / SUBARU Stella, Daihatsu Cast / Toyota Pixis Joy, Daihatsu Gran Max / Toyota Town Ace / Mazda Bongo. Although technical verification confirmed that the airbag met standards of occupant protection performance, in the course of testing, it was found that the "Safety Performance Standard for Occupant Evacuation (Unlocking)" in the side collision test of Daihatsu Cast / Toyota Pixis Joy may not comply with the law. At this time, we are not aware of any accident information related to this matter, but we are conducting thorough technical verification and investigating the cause to take necessary measures as soon as possible.

For other cases, we have confirmed that the performance standards specified by the regulations are met, and the validity of the verification results and process has also been confirmed by TUV Rheinland Japan (TRJ), a third-party technical service organization.

Certification consists of having the national authorities inspect and confirm that vehicles meet various standards so that customers can drive their vehicles with peace of mind. We consider certification to be a major prerequisite for doing business as an automobile manufacturer. We recognize the extreme gravity of the fact that Daihatsu's neglect of the certification process has shaken the very foundations of the company as an automobile manufacturer.

Since 2013, Toyota has been increasing the number of OEM models it receives from other companies, mainly compact vehicles. We deeply regret that the development of these vehicles may have been a burden on Daihatsu and that we were not aware of the situation with the company's certification operations.

Daihatsu has informed us that, going forward, it will clarify the situation with the authorities and take appropriate action under their guidance. It will also thoroughly investigate whether there have been any other similar cases to ensure customer safety first and foremost. We at Toyota will also fully cooperate with this investigation.

We believe in order to prevent recurrence, in addition to a review of certification operations, a fundamental reform is needed to revitalize Daihatsu as a company. This will be an extremely significant task that cannot be accomplished overnight. It will require not only a review of management and business operations but also a review of the organization and structure, as well as a change in human resource development and awareness of each and every employee. Toyota will provide our full support to Daihatsu's revitalization so that it can return to its roots as the "compact mobility company" that Toyota and Daihatsu are striving for it to be, as well as regain the trust of all stakeholders.

Press Conference Details

Press conferences regarding this matter will be held today (Wednesday, December 20) by the Independent Third-Party Committee and Daihatsu / Toyota. They can be viewed through the following URLs.

  1. Press conference by the Independent Third-Party Committee (Japanese only)
    Start time
    15:15 JST
  2. Joint press conference by Daihatsu and Toyota (Japanese and simultaneous English interpretation)
    Start time
    16:45 JST (following the Third-Party Committee press conference)
    URL (Japanese) (English)

List of models affected by newly found irregularities

In principle, each common name is counted as one car model. However, if the same brand (manufacturer) uses different common names for domestic / overseas markets, sales channels, etc., they are counted as a single model.
Example: (Domestic) Toyota TownAce / LiteAce, (Overseas) Toyota YARIS ATIV / YARIS / VIOS

If the same models are advertised separately in catalogs or on websites, etc., they are counted as different models.
Example: Daihatsu Hijet Cargo (including Deck Van) / Daihatsu Atrai (including Deck Van)

Models sold in Japan

Vehicles and engines currently in production or under development (as of December 20, 2023)

Model No. Models Classificasion Start of sales
1 Pixis Epoch Mini Vehicles May 2017
2 Copen Mini Vehicles Oct. 2019
3 Pixis Van Mini Vehicles Dec. 2021
4 Pixis Truck Mini Vehicles Dec. 2021
5 Raize Compact Vehicles Nov. 2019
6 Roomy* Compact Vehicles Nov. 2016
7 Town Ace* Compact Vehicles Feb. 2008
8 Probox* Compact Vehicles Aug. 2014
1KR-FE Engine
(Models equipped with it: Roomy)
Apr. 2016

Discontinued vehicles and engines (as of December 20, 2023)

Model No. Models Classificasion Start of sales and end of production (Affected period)
Discontinued specifications (specifications not used in vehicles currently in production)
- Pixis Epoch Mini Vehicles from May 2017 to Aug. 2018
- Raize Compact Vehicles from Nov. 2019 to Oct. 2021
- Roomy* Compact Vehicles from Nov. 2016 to Aug. 2020
Discontinued vehicles
1 Passo Compact Vehicles from Apr. 2016 to Sep. 2023
2 Pixis Joy Mini Vehicles from Aug. 2016 to Jun. 2023
3 Pixis Van Mini Vehicles from Sep. 2020 to Nov. 2021
4 Pixis Space Mini Vehicles from Jul. 2013 to Jan. 2017
5 iQ Compact Vehicles from Nov. 2008 to Mar. 2016
6 Pixis Truck Mini Vehicles from Aug. 2014 to Aug 2020
1KR-FE Engine
(Models equipped with it: Passo)
from Apr. 2016 to Dec. 2023
* "Roomy" was also sold under the name "Tank," "TownAce" under "LiteAce," and "Probox" under "Succeed"

Models sold overseas

Vehicles currently in production / development (as of December 20, 2023)

Red: Corrections (as of December 22)
Model No. Models Start of sales Manufacturing plant*(as of December 2023) Affected regions / countries
1 AGYA / WIGO Mar. 2023 ADM Ecuador, Uruguay, Cambodia
2 RUSH Jan. 2018 ADM / PMSB(Production at PMSB ended in October 2023) Ecuador, Malaysia
3 AVANZA Nov. 2021 ADM / TMMIN / TMV Indonesia, Mexico, Cambodia, Thailand, Vietnam, Peru, Bolivia
4 VELOZ Nov. 2021 TMMIN / TMV / PMSB Indonesia, Malaysia, Cambodia, Mexico, Thailand
5 RAIZE Apr. 2021 ADM Ecuador, Mexico
6 YARIS (SEDAN) / VIOS Aug. 2022 TMT / ASSB Mexico, Malaysia
7 YARIS CROSS Aug. 2023 TMMIN Cambodia, Chile, Uruguay

Discontinued vehicles (as of December 20, 2023)

Model No. Model Start and end of sales Manufacturing plant (as of December 2023) Affected regions / countries
1 iQ from Dec. 2008 to Dec. 2015 Takaoka Plant, Toyota Motor Co.,Ltd. Europe region
PT. Toyota Motor Manufacturing Indonesia
Assembly Services Sdn. Bhd.
Toyota Motor Thailand Co., Ltd.
Toyota Motor Vietnam Co., Ltd.
PT Astra Daihatsu Motor
Perodua Manufacturing Sdn. Bhd.
Perodua Global Manufacturing Sdn. Bhd.
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