Toyota recalls ProBox and SucceedSeptember 28, 2019
The reason is a possible deterioration in braking performance due to fuel leakage from the rear differential. The problem concerns only all-wheel drive modifications.
Japan announces the recall of Toyota ProBox, Succeed, and Mazda Familia Van, which is a redesigned version of the Toyota station wagon. All cars were produced between August 4, 2014 and March 6, 2019. In total, 59,671 cars fall under the review.
It is established that in the manufacture of automobiles low-quality oil plugs in the rear differential were used. During operation, especially under the influence of low temperatures, the sealing properties of the cork will deteriorate and an oil leak will appear. Due to the design features, it will drain onto the brake mechanisms and may fall onto the brake pads. This will significantly reduce the efficiency of the rear brakes and degrade the overall braking performance. This increases the risk of an accident.
The problem is compounded by the fact that the driver is not always easy to notice this leak without a careful inspection of the car. Visual inspection is also difficult because Toyota ProBox, Succeed and Mazda Familia Van have drum brakes on the rear axle in this modification. At least 56 cases of oil leakage and its getting on brake linings were confirmed, but in none of them this caused an accident or other serious incidents.
Elimination of the defect will be short-lived. Cars will be inspected, in all cases the drain plug will be replaced. If there is a leak, traces of oil will be removed, and if it gets on the brake pads, they will also be replaced.
Toyota ProBox, Succeed and Mazda Familia Van are models for the domestic market, recall will be held only in Japan.
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