TOYOTA ANNOUNCES VOLUNTARY RECALL OF CERTAIN VEHICLES FOR THE FRONT PASSENGER AIRBAG

TORONTO, Ontario, April 11, 2013 – Toyota Canada Inc., announced that it will conduct a safety recall involving approximately 75,000 front passenger airbag inflators installed in several vehicle models.  

The involved vehicles are equipped with front passenger airbag inflators which could have been assembled with improperly manufactured propellant wafers.  Improperly manufactured propellant wafers could cause the inflator to rupture and the front passenger airbag to deploy abnormally in the event of a crash.

The recall potentially affects certain model year 2003 Toyota Corolla, Matrix, Sequoia, and Tundra vehicles and model year 2002 and 2003 Lexus SC 430 vehicles.  

Owners of vehicles subject to this recall will receive an owner notification letter by first class mail.  The recall remedy will involve inspection of the front passenger air bag, and, if it is equipped with an affected inflator, the inflator will be replaced with a newly manufactured one at no charge to the owner.  

Information is available to customers at www.toyota.ca/recall, the Toyota Customer Interaction Centre at 1 888-TOYOTA-8 (1-888-869-6828), or www.lexus.ca and Lexus of Canada at 1-800-26-LEXUS (1-800-265-3987).    

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