Toyota Recalls 766K Vehicles Over Airbag Issues…Again

Stephen Elmer
by Stephen Elmer

For the second time, Toyota is calling back vehicles in the United States over airbag issues that went unfixed during a previous recall.

A group of 510,000 vehicles were first recalled by Toyota in April 2013, with the company saying that just 170,000 of them had a defect but that every vehicle needed to be inspected. Now, Toyota is saying that its part supplier, Takata, provided them with incomplete information at the time of the first recall, resulting in this recall which will see 766,00 vehicles in the United States get a part swap.

SEE ALSO: Toyota, Honda and Nissan Recall 3.4-million Cars for Faulty Airbags

The issue is an airbag inflater which can crack resulting in the possibility of metal debris being sent into the passenger compartment or thermal damage to the instrument panel. The affected vehicles include the 2003 and 2004 Toyota Corolla, Matrix and Tundra, while the 2002 through 2004 Sequoia and Lexus SC 430 are also included.

The original recall also affected Honda, Nissan, BMW and Mazda, as all of these companies purchased airbags from the Takata Corporation.

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Stephen Elmer
Stephen Elmer

Stephen covers all of the day-to-day events of the industry as the News Editor at AutoGuide, along with being the AG truck expert. His truck knowledge comes from working long days on the woodlot with pickups and driving straight trucks professionally. When not at his desk, Steve can be found playing his bass or riding his snowmobile or Sea-Doo. Find Stephen on <A title="@Selmer07 on Twitter" href="">Twitter</A> and <A title="Stephen on Google+" href="">Google+</A>

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