Toyota recalls 1.3M vehicles in the US to fix air bags

Toyota recalls 1.3M vehicles in the US to fix air bags

Toyota recalls 1.3M vehicles in the US to fix air bags

Toyota is recalling 1.7 million vehicles to replace front passenger airbag inflators.

Toyota says when the airbags deploy, the inflator can explode with too much force sending sharp metal fragments that could potentially injur or kill someone inside. The airbags are part of ongoing issues with Takata, who supplied airbags to almost every major automaker.

At least 23 deaths worldwide have been linked to the rupturing of faulty Takata air bag inflators, including 15 in the United States.

The recall involves Toyota, Scion and Lexus vehicles manufactured between 2003 and 2013 that are equipped with Takata front passenger airbag inflators.

Toyota models included in the recall are the 2010 through 2016 4Runner, the 2010 through 2013 Corolla and Matrix, and the 2011 through 2014 Sienna.

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Scion XBs from 2010 through 2015 have also been recalled. Owners of vehicles that are involved in the recall will receive a direct notification in late January.

Alex Hider is a writer for the E.W. Scripps National Desk.

Vehicle manufacturers in the United States repaired more than 7.2 million defective Takata airbag inflators in 2018 as companies ramped up efforts to track down parts in need of replacement, according to a report released last month, according to Reuters.

Toyota has announced a recall of an additional 1.7 million cars overs concerns the airbags could explode.

Owners can check to see if their vehicle is affected by the recall at Toyota recall's website, or at Airbag Recall's website. Automakers are scheduled to replace 10 million starting this month.

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To date, 21 deaths have been reported in Honda Motor Co vehicles and two in Ford vehicles.

The report says 16.7 million faulty inflators out of 50 million under recall have yet to be fixed.

Takata was forced to file for bankruptcy protection in June 2017 before the firm was acquired by Key Safety Systems in April 2018. Both automakers have urged some drivers of older vehicles not to drive them until the inflators are replaced. The ACCC earlier this year added some 1.1 million vehicles to the compulsory recall.

The NHSTA has a VIN lookup that will let vehicle owners know if their auto has been recalled for any reason, including whether it is part of the Takata recall.

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