Toyota has expanded its Takata airbag recall to include another 601,300 vehicles.
Recently it was announced the Takata airbag recall is being expanded to include another 3.3 million vehicles, with Toyota making up approximately 601,300 of that total. At the time, it wasn’t revealed which models would be impacted by the expansion, but Toyota has now released its list.
Like past Takata-related recalls, the involved vehicles are equipped with a particular type of inflator that may have a safety defect due to inflator propellant degradation occurring after prolonged exposure to high absolute humidity, high temperatures, and high-temperature cycling. As a result, the inflator could rupture when deployed, seriously injuring passengers.
The Toyota, Lexus, and Scion models affected by the recent expansion include:
- 2009 – 2010 and 2013 Model Year Scion xB
- 2009 – 2010 and 2013 Model Year Toyota Corolla
- 2009 – 2010 and 2013 Model Year Toyota Corolla Matrix
- 2009 – 2010 Model Year Toyota Yaris
- 2010 and 2013 Model Year Toyota 4Runner
- 2013 Model Year Toyota Sienna
- 2009 – 2010 and 2013 Model Year Lexus IS250/350
- 2010 and 2013 Model Year Lexus IS250C/350C
- 2009 – 2010 and 2013 Model Year Lexus IS-F
- 2009 – 2010 Model Year Lexus ES350
- 2010 and 2013 Model Year Lexus GX460
Affected owners will be notified by first class mail by the end of March. Toyota and Lexus dealers will replace either the front passenger airbag inflator or the front passenger airbag assembly at no cost to customers.
At least 20 people have been killed worldwide as a result of the faulty Takata airbag inflators, and more than 180 have been injured. A total of 19 different automakers have recalled up to 69 million inflators in 42 million vehicles as part of the Takata airbag recall.
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