Toyota Innova Crysta recalled in India over faulty fuel hose connection

Launched in 2016, the Innova Crysta has made Toyota India the most profitable car company in the country.

The vastly improved new-gen MPV, Toyota Innova Crysta has proved to be a massive hit in India. With sales averaging at about 8,000 units a month, it is one of the best-selling cars in India above Rs 10 lakh.

Despite being significantly more expensive than its predecessor, the people carrier has been a best-seller. This huge success of the Innova has reflected in the company’s sales figures over the last few months, which has continuously reported a positive growth.

Proud owner of new Toyota Innova Crysta, Shankar Dhayagonde.

Toyota Innova Crysta has now been recalled over a faulty fuel hose connection. As per the description posted by SIAM (Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers), this is what the problem is – “Fuel return hose wrongly connected to canister hose. This will result in fuel leakage from Canister whenever fuel tank is completely filled.”

A total of 2,628 units have been affected. The affected units were produced from 18-Jul-16 to 22-Mar-18. So if your car has been purchased in this period, you need to get it checked by a local dealer. If found faulty, dealer will fix the issue free of cost.

Dealer will fix faulty Crysta units free of cost.

Speaking about the Innova Crysta, it is based on the second generation IMV (International Multipurpose Vehicle) platform and is powered by the 154 PS 2.4-litre diesel and 177 PS 2.8-litre diesel engines. The former is mated to a 5-speed manual transmission while the latter is available exclusively with a 6-speed AT. It is also offered with a 2.7 liter petrol engine.

The Toyota Innova Crysta doesn’t really have a direct rival in that price segment. The premium products, especially SUVs, that are priced in the INR 15-20 lakhs bracket are the perceived rivals.