Toyota recalls Lexus LM / Elfa / Wilfa: parking assist software in trouble

As Toyota’s king of price increases in the country, Elfa is favored by stars and bosses, so that price increases are difficult to find. Then Toyota based on Elfa launched the sister model Willfa and the ultra-luxury version of Lexus LM.

Today, these three star products have been recalled because of hidden dangers in parking assist software.

Recently, Toyota Motor (China) Investment Co., Ltd. filed a recall plan with the State Administration of Market Supervision and Administration in accordance with the requirements of the “Regulations on the Management of Recall of Defective Automotive Products” and “Implementation Measures of the Regulations on the Recall of Defective Automotive Products. Decided to recall some imported Lexus LM and imported Toyota Elfa Shuangqing and Weirfa Shuangqing cars from May 21, 2020, a total of 4,558 vehicles. details as follows:

Recall scope:

(1) Part of the imported Lexus LM cars produced from November 7, 2019 to April 13, 2020, a total of 781 vehicles;

(2) Part of the imported Toyota Elfa Shuangqing cars produced from January 7, 2020 to April 13, 2020, a total of 3080 vehicles;

(3) Part of the imported Toyota Weirfa Shuangqing vehicles produced from January 6, 2020 to April 13, 2020, totaling 697 vehicles.

Reason for recall:

The software startup procedure of the parking assist computer installed in the vehicles within the scope of this recall is incomplete, resulting in the warning text displayed by the panoramic monitor in English, which does not comply with the relevant national mandatory standards. The requirement of “Chinese” may not provide a sufficient warning to the driver, and may cause vehicle collisions when reversing, which may pose a safety hazard.

Solution:

Toyota Motor (China) Investment Co., Ltd. will revise parking assistance computer programs for vehicles within the scope of the recall free of charge to eliminate potential safety hazards.

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