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Toyota 86: Electric Power Steering (EPS)

Thu, 4 August 2016 

Following the announcement made by Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) in Japan on 4 August 2016, Borneo Motors Singapore (BMS) has been notified that the safety-related vehicle recall on Electric Power Steering may involve select Toyota 86 model. 

This is a proactive measure Toyota is taking to ensure the continued safety of our Toyota customers. 

The involved vehicles are equipped with Electric Power Steering (EPS). During normal driving operation, the EPS rotation angle sensor terminals may wear over time. This wear of the connector terminal plating accumulates debris which may oxidise and become non-conductive. 

Under this condition, if the driver’s knee contacts the knee airbag lower cover, the EPS wire harness routed behind the cover also moves significantly which allows the terminal to contact the debris, resulting in electrical contact failure. 

In this condition, the EPS ECU turns on the warning light and the steering assist is interrupted whilst manual steering is maintained. The loss of power steering assist will increase the steering effort at low speeds which may increase the risk of an accident. 

Under this recall, BMS will inspect and replace, if necessary, the EPS ECU and wire harness. The remedy will be performed at no cost to vehicle owners. 

At the moment, we are still pending further clarifications on the involved Toyota 86 model distributed and sold by BMS. 

Customers can call our Toyota Customer Contact Centre at 6631 1188 or email at cr@inchcape.com.sg for assistance.