Daihatsu to recall 1.9 million cars in Japan due to brake issue

by SpeedLux

Daihatsu Motor stated Thursday it will recall about 1.92 million cars in Japan because of faults that can impact the vehicles’ braking system.

The recall affects 1,916,973 cars throughout 22 models, including the Move and Tanto mini vehicles manufactured from December 2010 to September 2018. It also covers the Stella and Pixis Mega minicars, which were constructed by Daihatsu and sold by Subaru and Toyota Motor respectively.

The minicar maker reported an overall 416 cases associating two types of problems affecting the brake system, as per the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism. No accidents have been reported because of the problem.

In the cars subject to the recall, Daihatsu stated that inappropriate waterproofing of the cowl panel can result in rusting or perforation of the brake booster, leading to a longer braking distance. It also cautioned that improper greasing work on a strut set can lead the brakes to malfunction.

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