Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing is recalling 601,259 of the following vehicles:
- Model year 2013 Scion xBs; Toyota Corollas, Corolla Matrixes, Siennaa, 4Runners, Lexus IS250s, IS350s, IS250Cs, IS350Cs, IS-Fs, and GX460s sold, ever registered, in Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Texas, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands (Saipan), and the U.S. Virgin Islands or "Zone A."
- Model year 2010 Scion xBs, Toyota Corollas, Corolla Matrixes, Yarises, 4Runners, Lexus IS250s, IS350s, IS250Cs, IS350Cs, ES350s, IS-Fs, GX460s, and Pontiac Vibes sold, ever registered, in Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, District of Columbia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia or "Zone B."
- Model year 2009 Scion xBs, Toyota Corollas, Corolla Matrixes, Yarises, Lexus IS250s, IS350s, ES350s, IS-Fs, and Pontiac Vibes ever registered in Alaska, Colorado, Connecticut, Idaho, Iowa, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, New Hampshire, New York, North Dakota, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Utah, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin, and Wyoming or "Zone C."
These vehicles are equipped with certain airbag inflators assembled as part of the passenger front airbag modules used as original equipment or replacement equipment.
In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the passenger frontal air bag, these inflators may explode due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to absolute humidity
An inflator explosion may result in sharp metal fragments striking the driver or other occupants resulting in serious injury or death.
What to do
Toyota will notify the Toyota, Scion and Lexus owners. General Motors will contact the Pontiac owners. Depending on the vehicle model, dealers will replace the front passenger air bag inflator, or replace the air bag assembly.
The recall is expected to begin January 24, 2018.
Owners may contact Toyota customer service at 1-800-331-4331, or Pontiac customer service at 1-800-762-2737. Toyota's numbers for this recall are "Zone A" Toyota: G0P, Lexus: GLG; "Zone B" Toyota: G0R, Lexus GLH; "Zone C" Toyota: H0A, and Lexus: HLA.