According to a report by Japanese television channel NHK, production was also halted at its largest factory in Osaka on Tuesday, after production had already been suspended in the previous days at its other three factories.
Daihatsu produced an average of 4,000 vehicles per day in Japan, where it hired about 9,000 employees in April. In its fiscal year, which ended at the end of last March, it produced approximately 870,000 cars.
The company said last week that a total of 64 of its models were affected by a safety test fraud scandal, which led to the decision to suspend production and halt shipments in Japan and abroad.
The Daihatsu scandal is a huge blow to about 8,000 suppliers and will worsen the results of the parent company, Toyota Motor Corp. MTI writes. Daihatsu pledged to compensate its direct suppliers and pay part of the wages of its employees during the halt in production.
One million cars have already been recalled
As previously reported, Toyota recalled one million vehicles in the United States during the period from 2020 to 2022 due to problems with airbags. According to the rationale, a failure of the front passenger occupant sensing system sensor could cause a short circuit, causing the airbags to not deploy, potentially resulting in injury.
For the reasons mentioned, the following forms are reviewed and corrected if necessary:
- toyota Avalon,
- Rav 4,
- Sienna and
- Corolla and some of its hybrid models,
- And the Lexus ES250 sedan and RX350 SUV models.
However, at Daihatsu, all models are affected, so until the problem is reviewed and eliminated, not only distribution will be halted, but the entire production line will also be halted.