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Toyota recalls nearly 1 million vehicles with airbag issue

The driver or passenger front airbag inflators may explode

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Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing is recalling 928,203 of the following vehicles:

  • Model year 2010-2016 4Runners
  • Model year 2003-2006 Tundras
  • Model year 2003-2013 Corollas
  • Model year 2009-2010 Corolla Matrixs
  • Model year 2004-2005 RAV4s
  • Model year 2002-2007 Sequoias
  • Model year 2011-2013 Siennas
  • Model year 2008-2012 Scion xBs
  • Model year 2008-2009 Lexus IS-Fs
  • Model year 2007-2012 Yaris &Lexus ES350s
  • Model year 2010-2017 Lexus GX460s
  • Model year 2002-2010 Lexus SC430s
  • Model year 2006-2012 Lexus IS250s & IS350s and
  • Model year 2010-2015 Lexus IS250Cs & IS350Cs.
  • These vehicles had their driver or passenger front airbag inflators replaced under a prior recall using inflators of the same design. The inflators may explode due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to high absolute humidity, temperature and temperature cycling.
  • 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 owners. Depending on the vehicle model, dealers will replace the driver or front passenger airbag inflator or the airbag assembly using an alternate inflator free of charge.
  • The recall is expected to begin November 15, 2019.
  • Owners may contact Toyota customer service at (888) 270-9371 or Lexus customer service at (800)255-3987.
  • Toyota's numbers for this recall are J0A, J0B, and J0C. Lexus' numbers for this recall are JLI, JLJ, and JLK.

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