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Specific Toyota Avanza, Veloz, and Yaris Cross are subject to front shock absorber nut issue

Improper tightening instructions may cause these nuts to come loose

Three rebadged Daihatsu models are the subject of a service campaign again. PHOTOS FROM TOYOTA AND SAM SURLA

Toyota Motor Philippines is sending out a special service campaign for three more vehicles: the Avanza, the Veloz, and the Yaris Cross for their front shock absorber nuts, as stated by a post by the Department of Trade and Industry.

Not all released vehicles are affected, as specific batches are part of this recall. Specifically, 36,930 Avanza/Veloz units made from January 7, 2022, to September 4, 2023, and 3,378 Yaris Cross units made from May 29, 2023, to September 4, 2023.

The problem is due to incorrect tightening instructions for the front shock absorber nuts. This means that these may not have been torqued to specifications, and may loosen with regular usage—with the worst-case scenario being the nuts coming off entirely.

The free repair will involve retightening of the nuts, alongside inspection for any damage or missing parts. Owners should visit this website to check if their vehicles are affected.

Sam Surla

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