Toyota Australia has today announced it will introduce 6,260 Corolla vehicles produced between March 2003 – October 2005 to the compulsory Takata safety recall campaign. In involved vehicles, the airbag may be faulty and it could kill or seriously injure you and other people in your vehicle.
As the airbag gets older, a combination of high temperatures and humidity can affect airbags with the fault.
If you are involved in a collision, the airbag can go off with too much explosive force, causing sharp metal fragments to shoot out and kill or seriously injure people in the vehicle.
Following an inspection, affected Takata airbag inflators will be replaced with parts produced by an alternate supplier. Parts for this Takata airbag recall are already available to commence replacement.
Affected vehicle owners will be notified by SMS, email and mail and asked to take their vehicle to their closest/preferred Toyota Dealer for repair.
Inspection and, where required, replacement of the front passenger airbag inflator will take approximately two hours. However, depending on the Dealer’s work schedule, it may be necessary to make a vehicle available for a slightly longer time.
All inspection and rectification works will be carried out free of charge.
A list of these additional vehicles involved in the Takata airbag recall, including production periods, can be found below.