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21 July 2021

Toyota Australia Recalls Hilux Vehicles Due to Second Stage Compliance Label

Toyota Australia has today announced that it will initiate a recall involving 60 HiLux vehicles produced between March 2021 to June 2021.

A Second Stage compliance label is required to be affixed to vehicles upon arrival to Australia in accordance with Australia Design Rule (ADR 61/02). On these involved vehicles, the second stage compliance label contains incorrect information due to an administrative error.

Involved models include:

  • 58 x HiLux 4x4 vehicles, produced between March to June 2021
    •     These affected vehicles show the incorrect Gross Vehicle Mass (GVM) of 3000kg instead of 3050kg
  • 2 x HiLux 4x2 vehicles produced in May 2021
    • These affected vehicles show the incorrect Gross Vehicle Mass (GVM) of 3000kg instead of 2980kg


For all involved vehicles, Toyota will replace the second stage compliance label on the vehicle free of charge to vehicle owners.

It is expected that it will take approximately 20 minutes to replace the second stage compliance label. However, depending upon the Dealer's work schedule, it may be necessary for the owner to make the vehicle available for a longer period of time.

Toyota Australia will provide all owners of involved vehicles details of this recall campaign by SMS, email and/or mail to their last known address and phone number. Owners are asked to keep their contact details up to date with Toyota so future communications can be received.

Owners with additional questions are asked to please contact their local/preferred Toyota Dealer in the first instance or the Toyota Recall Campaign Helpline on 1800 987 366 (Mon-Fri 8:00am-6:00pm AEST). Please quote your 17-digit Vehicle Identification Number (VIN).

Q&A
Q1. What models are involved in Australia?

A1. A total of 60 HiLux vehicles are involved in Australia. The involved vehicles are:

Model Name Model Model Code WMI VIN range Production Period
VDS CD VIS
Hilux Hilux DC 4X2 TD 6A SR5 Hi-Rider GUN136R-DTTHXQ MR0 AA3DD # 00006595 - 00006596 May 2021
Hilux DC 4X4 TD 6M SR5 GUN126R-DTFHXQ BA3CD 00043432 - 00133846 March 2021 - June 2021
Hilux DC 4X4 TD 6A Rogue GUN126R-DTTHXQ BA3CD 00044848 - 00133321 April 2021
Hilux DC 4X4 TD 6A Rugged X GUN126R-DTTHXQ BA3CD 00044928 - 00132988 April 2021

Note: Although the involved vehicles are within the above VIN ranges, not all vehicles in these VIN ranges are involved or were sold in the Australian market.
(#) indicates additional check digit (alpha or numeric).


Q2. What is the condition?
A2. A Second Stage compliance label is required to be affixed to vehicles upon arrival to Australia in accordance with Australia Design Rule (ADR 61/02). On these involved vehicles, the second stage compliance label contains incorrect information due to an administrative error.

Q3. What does the remedy involve?
A3. For all involved vehicles, Penrith Toyota will replace the second stage compliance label free of charge to customers.

Q4. How long will the remedy take?
A4. It will take approximately 20 minutes. However, depending upon the Dealer's work schedule, it may be necessary for the owner to make the vehicle available for a longer period of time.

Q5. When will the labels become available for this recall?
A5. Labels are now available to complete this campaign.

Q6. Can I continue to drive my vehicle until the label is affixed?
A6. Yes, you can continue to drive your vehicle, however we request owners to get in contact with Penrith Toyota to arrange the second stage compliance label to be replaced. In the meantime, if you have any questions, please contact Penrith Toyota or the Toyota Recall Campaign Helpline on 1800 987 366 (Mon-Fri 8.00-6.00pm AEST).

Q7. Does this condition affect other Toyota models?
A7. Only models mentioned in the VIN range in the table at question 1 are involved in the Australian market.

Q8. My vehicle is in the affected production range. What should I do?
A8. Please contact Penrith Toyota to verify if your vehicle is included. Alternatively, please contact the Toyota Recall Campaign Helpline on 1800 987 366 (Mon-Fri 8.00am-6.00pm AEST). Please quote your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN).

Q9. Where can I find my VIN?
A9. VIN number location varies by model. For information on how to find the VIN position specific to your vehicle, please search "vehicle identification number" in the alphabetical index at the rear of your Owner's Manual.

Q10. I'm reluctant to visit a Dealership due to COVID-19. How can you help?
A10. You can be assured that Penrith Toyota are well-positioned to assist you in ways that prioritise your well-being and that of our dealership staff. For your peace of mind, our dealers have implemented intensive cleaning, hygiene and social-distancing measures, based on best-practice advice from governments and health authorities. Penrith Toyota will be able to assist in addressing your specific concern as well as any other questions you may have.
 

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