UMW Toyota Motor has issued a statement regarding the Toyota Rush, which has been recalled in the Philippines over an airbag sensor issue, in which the sensor is easily triggered by jolts, leading to the curtain airbags deploying when hitting road bumps at speeds of 60 km/h and above.

The company clarified through a statement that the Rush being sold in Malaysia is not affected by this recall. The UMW Toyota announcement follows on that made by Perodua on Wednesday, when it stated that a number of units of the Aruz SUV was being called for inspection over the issue. Both the Rush and Aruz are of course related.

Perodua said that while the issue has not affected the Aruz, it was carrying out the safety campaign as a precaution, and said it will carry out inspection and replacement of the part. The entire process will take 30 minutes to accomplish, with all costs to be borne by the company.

The exercise involves over 3,000 units of the Aruz built before February 15 this year. Perodua said that all affected customers will be informed about the matter.