Toronto, Ontario — Toyota has released a list of components repairers should pay extra attention to when disinfecting, along with a list of suggested disinfectants that are safe-for-use on its vehicles.
The document recommends disinfecting both when a vehicle is brought in for repairs and when it is returned to the customer. If a vehicle has been exposed to COVID-19, do not touch it for 24 hours before disinfecting it.
According to the document, key exterior touchpoints on Toyota vehicles include:
- All exterior handles
- Fuel lid/gas cap
- Trunk or tailgate button/pull
- Key fob
- Front hood area
Key interior touchpoints include:
- Interior door levers and window/door lock controls
- Upper door trims/armrest
- Power seat switches
- HVAC vents/controls
- Steering wheel/buttons
- Lower IP various buttons
- Hood release
- Ignition switch
- Multifunction levers
- Radio various buttons
- Centre console, glove box buttons, handles
- Cup holders
- Shift lever
- Seat belt adjusters/buckles/locks
- Seats (if necessary)
- Inner mirror visors, assist handles, sunroof, shade handle, maps, lamps, various buttons
The guidance also includes a list of which Environmental Protection Agency-approved COVID-19 disinfectants are acceptable to use on its cars.
Click here for the full document.