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Thursday 29 September 2016
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Toyota Adds Nearly 200,000 Vehicles To Takata Recall

Toyota Adds Nearly 200,000 Vehicles To Takata Recall

Toyota is adding nearly 200,000 vehicles to its recalls involving Takata air bag inflators.  The models are the 2008 Corolla and Corolla Matrix along with the 2008-2010 Lexus SC 430.

The automaker says the recall adds model years of the vehicles previously recalled and also covers all remaining dual-stage front passenger inflators of a particular type, as a precautionary measure.

The involved vehicles are equipped with a Takata-produced dual-stage front passenger airbag inflator which could potentially be susceptible to rupture when deployed in a crash. The defective inflators are linked to at least 10 deaths, all but one in a Honda vehicle. The most recent death occurred in a 2006 Ford Ranger.

All known owners of the affected Toyota / Lexus vehicles will be notified by first class mail.  Dealers will replace the airbag inflator or the airbag assembly with a newly manufactured one at no cost.

Information about automotive recalls, including but not limited to the list of involved vehicles, is subject to change over time.  For the most up-do-date Safety Recall information on Toyota, Lexus or Scion vehicles, customers should check their vehicle’s status by visiting toyota.com/recall and entering the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN).  Safety Recall inquiry by individual VIN is also available at the NHTSA site:safercar.gov/vin.  For any additional questions, customer support is also available by calling Toyota Customer Service at 1-800-331-4331, or Lexus Customer Service at 1-800-255-3987.

Photo Credit: Toyota