Toyota Motor Philippines has issued a recall order on its subcompact hatchback Wigo cars due to a wire tubing issue.
In a recent memo released, Toyota cited a problem with “Engine Wire No. 6” whose protective tubing stiffness is too high.
As a result, the tubing may bend due to engine vibrations and cause power loss on the vehicle along with the illumination of a warning light.
According to Toyota, 15,373 units are affected. The cars were produced from April 5, 2017 to December 15, 2017.
The nation’s leading carmaker is in the process of communicating with owners of the vehicle for a free replacement of the said part.
Despite its local branding, the Wigo is actually designed by Daihatsu and is manufactured in Indonesia. Originally called the Daihatsu Ayla, the car is also known as the Toyota Agya in Japan.
Once an independent car brand, Daihatsu was acquired by Toyota in 2016, giving the Japanese automotive giant the right to rebrand and sell its products.
Since its release in the Philippine market, the Wigo has been a massive hit. Thanks to its low price tag, ample cabin space, fuel efficiency and the strength of the Toyota brand, Filipino motorists have gravitated to the model, making it the leader in its class