The Indo-Japanese automotive car giant, Toyota Kirloskar Motor, has recently recalled its new hybrid MPV, the Innova Hycross, over faulty fuel tanks. The company has made this recall quietly and has not made any direct announcement. As per the reports from TeamBHP, the exact problem with the fuel tank or fuel system has not been revealed. The exact number of Innova Hycross units affected by this problem has also not been made clear by the company.
The recall was reported by a customer to TeamBHP. According to the customer, he recently received a call from the Toyota dealership informing him that his car has been recalled for the faulty fuel tank. Following this, the customer dropped off his car. Later, he stated that the company replaced the entire fuel tank assembly, including the fuel tube set gasket and fuel tank cushion. The customer added that the entire job was done under warranty.
As mentioned, the exact number of units of the Toyota Innova Hycross recalled is unknown at the moment. However, the company has a VIN checker on its official website which will help existing Hycross owners in knowing if their car has been recalled or not. Customers with Toyota Innova Hycross can check by clicking here. Customers will have to add their Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) on this website.
Also, at the moment, it has not been made clear if this recall is only limited to the Toyota Innova Hycross or if it will also affect the Maruti Suzuki Invicto. The Invicto, although from Maruti Suzuki India Limited, is, after all, a badge-engineered Toyota Innova Hycross hybrid MPV. More information regarding this is awaited.
The Toyota Innova Hycross is currently one of the most popular MPVs in the country. This hybrid MPV has a long waiting list. It is offered by Toyota with just a single petrol engine option. It is also only available with CVT and e-CVT gearboxes as standard for the petrol and strong hybrid versions, respectively.
The strong hybrid version of the Innova Hycross is equipped with a 2.0-litre petrol engine paired with an electric motor, resulting in a combined power output of 183 Ps. This strong hybrid version boasts a claimed fuel economy of 23.24 kmpl, which is the highest in its segment. On the other hand, the regular petrol version also utilizes a 2.0-litre petrol engine generating 171 Ps, with a claimed economy of 16.13 kmpl.
In other Toyota recall news, back in January of this year, Toyota also recalled the Urban Cruiser Hyryder mid-size SUV and the Glanza premium hatchback. The company recalled a total of 1,390 units of its premium hatchback Glanza and the mid-size SUV Urban Cruiser HyRyder. Toyota recalled the vehicles manufactured between December 8, 2022, and January 12, 2023. The recall was made over faulty airbag controllers which, in an event of an accident, would not have allowed the airbags to deploy. The company also advised the customers to avoid using their vehicles until this issue was rectified.