Daihatsu Recalls Gran Max and Sirion Models in Indonesia
Astra Daihatsu Motor will recall more than 50,000 Gran Max and Sirion model autos after discovering manufacturer’s defects in both models, a company spokesman said on Tuesday.
The company found a fault with the piece that holds the Gran Max’s spare tire in place underneath the rear of the auto. Daihatsu plans to recall 48.703 Gran Max vehicles — including the Gran Max pickup truck and two types of Gran Max vans, the minibus and the blind van — that were built between 2007 and 2010, said Amelia Tjandra, director marketing of Astra Daihatsu Motor.
In the Sirion, a subcompact car, has a leaky air conditioner hose that could cause damage to the car’s steering rack over time, Amelia said. Some 3,227 vehicles produced between 2008 and 2011 will be recalled.
“Recalling the cars is part of our responsibility to ensure customer safety and guarantee that Daihatsu cars quality to meet global standard,” Amelia said.
The recall started on May 29 and will last a full year.
The defects will cost Daihatsu Ro 15 billion to recall and fix the cars.