Toyota has admitted to cheating certification testing for diesel engines used in the HiLux, Fortuner, HiAce, LandCruiser 300 Series, Prado and Lexus LX – among other models – months after admitting to rigging crash tests for developing-market models sold in Asia.

A statement from the Japanese car giant overnight said it has discovered “irregularities during the horsepower output testing” of three of its most popular diesel engines, including the 2.8-litre four-cylinder used in the HiLuxPrado and other vehicles.

Toyota says it has decided to “temporarily suspend shipments” of the affected engines, as well as vehicles powered by them.

A Toyota Australia spokesperson told Drive the company is “seeking information on any impact to vehicles in the Australian market.”


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