Suspension of Toyota Yaris Cross Deliveries in Australia Following Certification Issues

Jacob Brooke
June 4, 2024
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Toyota Australia has suspended the delivery of the Yaris Cross SUV due to an ongoing investigation into certification discrepancies in Japan.

This decision affects all local deliveries, but the company states that vehicles currently sold or in use are compliant with safety and performance standards.

The suspension was initiated after the Japanese Ministry of Transport identified Toyota as one of several manufacturers involved in submitting incorrect certification data.

The discrepancies were specifically noted with the Yaris Cross, leading to a detailed examination of various tests.

Toyota Chairman Akio Toyoda has issued a public apology in response to these findings.

As a result of the investigation, exports of some Toyota models, including the Yaris Cross, have been temporarily halted.

Toyota Australia has reassured that despite the delivery pause, the Yaris Cross vehicles already on the road do not have any safety or performance issues and remain operable.

Additionally, the pause in deliveries affects other models like the Corolla Fielder wagon and Corolla Axio sedan, which are often used in Australia’s taxi and rideshare sectors.

These models are different from the Corolla hatchback and sedan variants officially available in the market.

The company has reported a total of 2,582 Yaris Cross units sold in Australia from January to April 2024, placing it as the third most popular light SUV in its category during that period.

Jacob Brooke
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