UMW Toyota Motor Sdn Bhd (UMWT), the distributor of Toyota and Lexus vehicles in Malaysia, has announced two Special Service Campaign (SSC) initiatives for selected Toyota models. The SSC involves the replacement of the airbag inflator of certain Toyota models, and the engine valve replacement for Toyota 86 sold by the company.
UMWT assures that the safety of its customers is always Toyota’s and UMWT’s top priority, and that these replacements come at no cost to the vehicle owners.
Re-Replacement of Airbag Inflator
The vehicles involved in this campaign were subjected to a previous Takata airbag inflator recall and repaired between 2013 and 2014, where certain number of vehicles were replaced with a non-desiccated airbag inflator produced by Takata.
In this current campaign, those airbag inflators will be replaced with a further improved airbag inflator components. There are approximately 2,400 Toyota vehicles manufactured between 2001 to 2003 involved.
The models are Toyota Vios (produced from May to July 2003), Toyota Corolla Altis (produced from July 2001 to June 2003) and Toyota Camry (produced from June 2002 to March 2003).
Engine Valve Spring replacement for Toyota 86
This SSC involves on the Toyota 86. Due to the excessive performance load (overload) compared to the design assumption of the valve spring and manufacturing variation (variation of metal fatigue strength and micro foreign matter in the spring material), the performance load may exceed the valve spring’s fatigue strength and potentially fracture. If the spring fractures, the engine may stall while driving and may become unable to restart, thereby increasing safety risk.
There are around 120 units of Toyota 86 manufactured between year 2012 to 2013 involved in Malaysia. No other Toyota or Lexus models are affected by this campaign.
UMWT will notify all affected vehicle owners officially and perform the special service at no charge to the owner.
For further information, owners of affected cars can contact any authorised Toyota service centre or call the Toyota Freephone at 1800-8-TOYOTA (869682).
Toyota owners can also visit Toyota’s Special Service Campaign webpage through this link: toyota.com.my to check whether their vehicle is involved, through Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) Checker.
Those who have uploaded the Toyota Drive App, there is also a link to Toyota’s SSC page and the VIN Checker. Information on other vital SSCs is also available on the webpage.