Vehicles Affected: Approximately 928,000 model-year 2010-16 Toyota 4Runner SUVs; model-year 2003-06 Tundra pickup trucks; model-year 2003-13 Corolla cars; model-year 2009-10 Matrix hatchbacks; model-year 2007-12 Yaris hatchbacks; model-year 2004-05 RAV4 SUVs; model-year 2002-07 Sequoia SUVs; model-year 2011-13 Sienna minivans; model-year 2008-12 Scion xB hatchbacks; model-year 2008-09 Lexus IS-F sedans; model-year 2007-12 ES 350 sedans; model-year 2010-17 GX 460 SUVs; model-year 2002-10 SC 430 sedans; model-year 2006-12 IS 250 and IS 350 sedans; and 2010-15 IS 250C and IS 350C sedans
The Problem: The driver or passenger frontal airbag inflators were replaced under a prior recall as part of the Takata airbag crisis using inflators of the same design. The replacement 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.
The Fix: Depending on the model, dealers will replace the driver or front passenger airbag inflator or the airbag assembly using an alternate inflator. All repairs will be done for free.
What Owners Should Do: Toyota will begin notifying owners Nov. 15. Owners can call Toyota at 888-270-9371, Lexus at 800-255-3987, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 or visit its website to check their vehicle identification number and learn more.
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