> Failing the Moose Test is never a good thing. Fortunately Toyota
is putting out an update.
> From CS
> The Toyota Hilux pickup truck is about to be updated, after failing
to pass the infamous moose test conducted by the Swedish publication
> Last September, the eighth generation of the iconic Toyota almost
flipped during the test and at a much lower speed (60kmh-37mph) than
the one most of its direct rivals achieved when tested and passed
successfully the same procedure.
> Toyota responded swiftly and after sending a team of experts to
discuss the details of the test with the publication, they went back
to Japan in order to fix the problem.
> Linus Pröjtz, Teknikens Värld s reporter says that Toyota has a
fix ready for the Hilux and that involves an updated algorithm for the
electronic stability control, focusing more on bringing down speed in
the event of an evasive manoeuvre, and an increased tire pressure for
> This is the second time Toyota sees a Hilux failing the moose test,
with the first time being back in 2007, causing the company to stop
selling cars fitted with 16-inch wheels. Toyota also plans to stop
selling the current model fitted with 18-inch wheels as an extra
> The test team of Teknikens Värld says that they will re-test the
updated Toyota Hilux both in Spain and in Sweden to see if the problem
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