Toyota Australia will recall an additional 7,039 vehicles built between January and December 2013. This campaign involves Corolla sedan, Yaris sedan and Rukus models that have been installed with faulty Takata airbags.
In involved vehicles, as the airbag gets older, a combination of high temperatures and humidity can result in degradation of the inflator propellant. If a vehicle with degraded propellant is involved in a collision, the airbag can go off with too much explosive force, causing sharp metal fragments to shoot out and kill or seriously injure people in the vehicle.
Affected vehicle owners will be initially notified by mail and asked to take their vehicle to their closest/preferred Toyota dealer for repair.
Replacement of the front passenger airbag inflator assembly will take approximately one to two hours. However, depending on the Dealer’s work schedule, it may be necessary to make a vehicle available for a slightly longer time. All rectification works will be carried out free of charge.
A full list of impacted vehicles and the production periods can be found below.
|Model||Production Period||Vehicle Quantity|
|Corolla sedan||January 2013 – September 2013||5,993 vehicles|
|Yaris sedan||January 2013 – December 2013||708 vehicles|
|Rukus||January 2013 – December 2013||338 vehicles|
Further information about the Takata airbag recalls is available at recalls.toyota.com.au
The Toyota Recall Campaign helpline is also available on 1800 987 366 (Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm AEST).
Toyota Australia sincerely regrets and apologises for any inconvenience caused by the Takata airbag recall.