Daihatsu Rocky & Toyota Raize Sales Suspended Due to Fraudulent Testing

Following the earlier incident of an improper R95 certification process for the DNGA-based cars, Daihatsu has conducted an internal inspection of its certification operations which has unveiled another case of an improper certification, this time involving the Toyota Raize hybrid and Daihatsu Rocky hybrid.

Subsequently, sales of both the Toyota and Daihatsu models have been suspended for now. The units that are affected are those destined for international markets.

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According to details, the inspection found “cheating” in the UN R135 test in which a pole simulating a utility pole or a comparable object is impacted against the side of the vehicle. This test requires the execution of left and right tests, as well as the submission of test data. What happened was that the passenger-side test was conducted properly, but for the driver-side test, Daihatsu submitted the passenger-side test data instead of the driver-side test data.

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In April 2023, Daihatsu acknowledged that it had engaged in “cheating,” specifically with regard to crash safety tests performed for regulatory certification applications for 4 of its models including the new Toyota Vios/ Yaris Ativ, the new Toyota Agya, the 2023 Perodua Axia, and a yet unreleased model. Sales of these models were suspended as well.

Related: Toyota Yaris Ativ Sales Suspended in Thailand

A total of 78,440 cars are affected consisting of 22,329 units of the Daihatsu Rocky hybrid and 56,111 units of the Toyota Raize hybrid. With back-to-back safety-related irregularities, it is apparent that significant improvements are needed at Daihatsu. Toyota has apologized to its customers &  dealers and promised to conduct a thorough investigation which might uncover more such irregularities in the near future.

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