Toyota Stops Delivery Of These Models In India Due To Faulty Diesel Engine


Mohul Ghosh

Mohul Ghosh

Jan 31, 2024


Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM) has temporarily stopped shipment of three diesel models in India – Innova Crysta, Fortuner and Hilux – after irregularities emerged in certification testing of the engine powertrains. The discrepancies were uncovered at affiliate Toyota Industries Corp and pertain to torque and power curve smoothening.

Toyota Stops Delivery Of These Models In India Due To Faulty Diesel Engine

TKM stated the deviations don’t alter maximum horsepower, torque or related metrics claimed during type approval. Emissions and vehicle safety also remain unaffected for the over 33K units recalled globally. But dispatches are on hold pending reconfirmation of data by authorities.

No Change to Performance or Safety

The automaker reassured existing owners in India that real-world usage and dynamics are unaltered in their vehicles. It apologized for the inconvenience but reiterated no changes in advertised power, torque etc or safety and emissions. However, order fulfilment is stalled after more stringent internal testing unearthed unwarranted deviations in initial submission data.

In India, findings impede supply of three strong-selling Toyota models that cumulatively account for almost a third of its volumes. But the company continues to accept new bookings and will promptly begin deliveries after addressing compliance requirements.


Mohul Ghosh
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