Deadly Takata Airbags – Toyota Recalls +900K Vehicles Again

AutoInformed.com on deadly Takata airbag inflators

Earlier attempts by now bankrupt Takata to limit the size of the recall failed.

Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing, aka Toyota, is recalling more than 928,000 vehicles because their driver or passenger frontal air bag inflators previously replaced under a prior recall using inflators of the same design. (Takata Pleads Guilty of Falsifying Data on Airbag Shrapnel)

Thus, Toyota is recalling a recall on 97 models. The inflators may explode due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to high absolute humidity, temperature and temperature cycling. (NHTSA Hastens Replacements of Deadly Takata Air Bags)

The airbags are Takata-designated PSDI-5, SPI, PSPI, PSPI-L or PSPI-6, which contain a non-desiccated phase stabilized ammonium nitrate propellant and that were replaced as a “like-for-like” inflator under a prior recall.

Toyota will notify owners. Depending on the vehicle model, dealers will replace the driver or front passenger air bag inflator or the air bag assembly using an alternate inflator, free of charge as required by law.

The recall is expected to begin November 15, 2019. Owners may contact Toyota customer service at 1-888-270-9371 or Lexus customer service at 1-800-255-3987. Toyota’s numbers for this recall are J0A, J0B, and J0C. Lexus’ numbers for this recall are JLI, JLJ, and JLK.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153) or go to www.safercar.gov.

 Toyota and Lexus Vehicles with Exploding Takata Airbags

  • 2010-2016 4Runner,
  • 2003-2006 Tundra,
  • 2003-2013 Corolla, 2009-2010 Corolla Matrix,
  • 2004-2005 RAV4,
  • 2002-2007 Sequoia,
  • 2011-2013 Sienna,
  • 2008-2012 Scion xB,
  • 2008-2009 Lexus IS-F,
  • 2007-2012 Yaris and Lexus ES350,
  • 2010-2017 Lexus GX460,
  • 2002-2010 Lexus SC430,
  • 2006-2012 Lexus IS250 and IS350,
  • 2006-2012 2010-2015 Lexus IS250C and IS350C

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