PhotoToyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing (Toyota) is recalling a total of 1,654,713 vehicles in two zones.

 

The first is "Zone A" and includes model year 2008-2011 Scion xB and Lexus IS F; 2009-2011 Toyota Corolla and Corolla Matrix; 2006-2011 Toyota Yaris, Lexus IS250 and Lexus IS350; 2010-2011 Toyota 4Runner, Lexus IS250C, Lexus IS350C and Lexus GX460; 2011 Sienna; 2007-2011 Lexus ES350; and 2009-2010 Pontiac Vibe vehicles, originally sold, or 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,.

 

Unless included in "Zone A" above, Toyota is recalling model year 2008 Scion xB and Lexus IS F; 2007-2008 Toyota Yaris; 2006-2008 Lexus IS250 and Lexus IS350; and 2007-2008 Lexus ES350 vehicles, originally sold, or 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."

 

These vehicles are equipped with certain air bag inflators assembled as part of the passenger frontal air bag modules, and used as original equipment or replacement equipment. In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the front air bags, these inflators may rupture due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to absolute humidity and temperature cycling.

 

An inflator rupture may result in metal fragments striking the vehicle occupants resulting in serious injury or death.

 

What to do

 

Toyota will notify the Toyota and Lexus owners. General Motors will contact the Pontiac owners. Depending on the model, dealers will replace the passenger frontal air bag inflator or the air bag assembly, free of charge. An interim notification to owners will be mailed by July 22, 2016.

 

Owners may contact Toyota customer service at 1-800-331-4331. Toyota's numbers for interim notification for this campaign are G1P (Toyota Zone A), G1R (Toyota Zone B), G2G (Lexus Zone A), and G2H (Lexus Zone B). Toyota's numbers for final remedy for this campaign are G0P (Toyota Zone A), G0R (Toyota Zone B), GLG (Lexus Zone A), and GLH (Lexus Zone B).

 


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