OREANDA-NEWSToyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc. today announced that, based on recent information from Takata and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration,  it is expanding its recalls involving Takata front passenger air bag inflators. 

The involved vehicles are equipped with a particular type of Takata inflator.  According to Takata, a safety defect may arise in front passenger air bag inflators in the involved vehicles due to inflator propellant degradation occurring after prolonged exposure to high absolute humidity, high temperatures and high temperature cycling.  This may result in an inflator rupture when the air bag deploys.

This expansion involves approximately 1,584,000 additional vehicles in U.S.  The following models are included:

  • 2009 - 2011MY Corolla, Matrix
  • 2006 - 2011MY Yaris
  • 2010 - 2011MY 4Runner
  • 2011MY Sienna
  • 2008 - 2011MY Scion xB
  • 2007 - 2011MY Lexus ES
  • 2010 – 2011MY Lexus GX
  • 2006 – 2011MY Lexus IS

All known owners of the affected Toyota, Scion, and Lexus vehicles will be notified by first class mail.  Depending on the vehicle model, dealers will replace the air bag inflator or the air bag assembly at no cost.