Toyota Raize Hybrid passes internal R135 retest

Daihatsu Rocky e-Smart Hybrid

Toyota and Daihatsu have announced that it has completed an internal retest of the R135 side pole crash test for the Toyota Raize Hybrid/Daihatsu Rocky Hybrid and the vehicle has passed the test.

In the UN R135 test, a pole resembling a utility pole or similar object is impacted against the side of the vehicle. In this test, left and right tests must be performed, and the test data must be submitted.

What happened was the passenger side test was done properly, but for the driver side test, Daihatsu submitted the passenger side test data instead of the driver side test data. This was discovered through an internal audit of its certification operations.

Toyota Raize Hybrid passes internal R135 retest
Toyota Raize Hybrid passes internal R135 retest

The retest was done on Wednesday May 24 2023 at Daihatsu Shiga Technical Center in Japan. At this point of time, these results are still considered an internal test and has not been confirmed by the certification authority. Daihatsu and Toyota will proceed with the necessary procedure to resume sales of the Toyota Raize Hybrid and Rocky Hybrid, including a retest in the presence of certification authorities.

A total of 78440 cars are affected consisting of 22,329 units of the Rocky hybrid and 56,111 units of the Raize hybrid.

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  • The Japs kan suka 5 whys.

    1. Why problem happened?
    2. Why took so long to acknowledge?
    3. Why no recall?
    4. Why now conduct internal test and no external test?
    5. Why now claim no problem?

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  • Perodua should continue selling / allow subscription for this model too.

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  • Mr Mar on May 26, 2023 at 2:49 pm

    sendiri test, sendiri claim selamat

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    • DannyDeVito on May 26, 2023 at 3:14 pm

      its normal practise. all other companies does this too.

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      • Auditor on May 26, 2023 at 5:51 pm

        When did another automobile company ever released the result of an internal test? Name a few, as you seem to be so sure.

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        • Kingdom on May 28, 2023 at 1:18 pm

          They not release.. they just keep quiet u till ANCAP show the data… That why Euro car also get 2 star..

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  • Justice on May 28, 2023 at 11:50 pm

    Stay away from daihatsu based models in Toyota’s line up, such as the Rush, Veloz and the new Vios

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