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Toyota recalls RAV4s, RAV4 Evs, Celicas and Supras

The airbag inflators may rupture or underinflate the bag

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Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing is recalling 138,842 model year 1998-2000 RAV4s, model year 1998-1999 RAV4 EVs & Celicas and model year 1997-1998 Supras.

The vehicles were equipped with Non-Azide Driver Airbag Inflators (NADI) and do not contain phase stabilized ammonium nitrate (PSAN) propellant.

Due to a manufacturing issue, the NADI inflators may absorb moisture, causing the inflators to rupture or the airbag cushion to underinflate.

An inflator rupture may result in metal fragments striking the driver or other occupants. An underinflated air bag may not properly protect the occupant, and increases the risk of serious injury or death.

What to do

The remedy for this recall is still under development.

The recall is expected to begin March 22, 2020.

Owners may contact Toyota customer service at (888) 270-9371. Toyota's numbers for this recall are 20TB01 and 20TA01.

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