LLocal delivery of BYD Atto 3 The electric SUV will be back in production in the coming days after a four-week hold related to compliance issues.
The small SUV – one of Australia’s cheapest electric vehicles – was launched in September, but deliveries were temporarily halted in late October after it was discovered that the Atto 3 was an Australian design. Failed to comply with the rule requiring a top tether to attach a child seat. Rear center seat.
A top tether for the center seat has long been a requirement in Australia for a five-seat passenger vehicle.
Australian Design Rule 34/03 states: “Clearance around each ‘upper anchor fitting’ shall be provided to permit latching, without the use of tools, of the ‘attaching clip’ of the ‘upper anchor fitting’ when installed. And unlocking can be allowed. In the car.”
An email sent to affected customers on November 11 – after EVDirect, BYD’s local distributor in Australia, promised to release more details on November 9 – said deliveries would resume this week.
A customer note from BYD Australia and EVDirect management said, “As you may be aware we have been in contact with local authorities for the past 4 weeks in an attempt to clarify a technical issue regarding the ADR certification of the Atto 3 vehicle. Talking.”
“As part of this process, we decided to stop deliveries until we can provide the department with the necessary information to resolve this issue.
“We are pleased to inform customers that we will now resume delivery of the Atto 3. This is great news for our customers, and we thank you for your patience as we worked through the process.”
It says Atto 3 will now offer the following modifications for newly delivered vehicles:
- A rear-centered seat will have a rear anchorage point available, allowing a child seat to be fitted.
- The ISOFIX child seat anchorages on the front passenger seat will be disabled, eliminating the ability for children to fit into the seat.
The notice added, “We realize that child seat positions do not affect the majority of our customers, but safety is, and always will be, our top priority, which is why we have resolved this issue by voluntarily delivering Decided to stop,” the notice added.
Late last month, EVDirect CEO Luke Todd said The wheels a little more than “A Stanley knife with a very professional operator“The problem with the rear center seat needs to be fixed.
The top tether mount is supposed to be included with the seat but was hidden behind the backrest fabric.
It is unknown whether soon-to-be-produced examples will include factory-fixed fixes in China, or if BYD Australia employees will need to manually work on each vehicle as it arrives in Australia.
A dealer notices who saw The wheels He said that BYD Australia officials will present the outline of the plan to correct all the vehicles today, November 14.
The company is yet to detail how it plans to fix the hundreds of vehicles delivered to customers before the October 21 stop sale to ensure ADR requirements are met. I am
The issue of compliance came next It has a five-star ANCAP safety rating, with Australian variants currently unrated. – despite New Zealand and European varieties scoring higher under the same criteria.
An ANCAP spokesperson said, “Once ANCAP has been informed of the certification status and any corrective actions proposed by BYD, we will review the information to determine whether Australian vehicles ANCAP safety rating can be applied for,” said an ANCAP spokesperson.