Following Daihatsu’s admission of “flaws”, particularly the crash safety tests of regulatory approval applications involving the four models, Perodua issued an official statement on the matter.
According to Perodua president and CEO Datuk Seri Zainal Abidin Ahmad, the Malaysian automaker has commissioned Daihatsu to conduct safety testing of the new Axia in Japan. This has been confirmed by the relevant authorities and agencies in their own assessment.
“When we received news of Daihatsu’s procedural irregularity, we immediately contacted these bodies to determine whether the Perodua Axia’s safety standards had been breached. We were confident that despite Daihatsu’s disclosure, the UN-R95 certificate given to the Perodua Axia is intact,” Zainal said.
“This means the Perodua Axia is safe to drive and there will be no recall and Perodua will not stop supplying this new model to its valued customers,” he added.
“We apologize for any inconvenience caused to our customers and want to ensure that the safety information and specifications of all our models are verified by professional bodies. We will continue to monitor this situation and keep the public updated on the matter. We put the safety and comfort of our customers first and will continue to do so as part of our practice of exceeding expectations,” the announcement concludes.