TORONTO, ON – January 21, 2020 – Toyota is conducting a safety recall involving certain 1998-2000 Model Year Toyota RAV4, 1997-1999 Model Year Celica and 1998-1999 Model Year Paseo vehicles equipped with a potentially affected Takata-produced single-stage non-azide front driver airbag inflator. Approximately 17,022 vehicles in Canada are involved in this recall.

The subject vehicles are equipped with a front driver airbag with an inflator made by Takata. According to information provided by Takata, the airbag may not deploy properly. This could result in abnormal deployment of the airbag or the chance of an inflator rupture. If an abnormal deployment or inflator rupture occurs, this could increase the risk of injury to vehicle occupants.

Toyota is currently investigating the remedy for this issue and will announce it once available. Toyota will notify owners via first class mail by late-March. 

Information about automotive recalls, including but not limited to the list of involved vehicles, is subject to change over time.  For the most up-to-date Safety Recall information on Toyota vehicles, customers should check their vehicle’s status by visiting Toyota.ca/recall and entering their Vehicle Identification Number (VIN). For any additional questions, customer support is also available by calling Toyota Customer Interaction Centre at 1-888-TOYOTA-8 (1-888-869-6828).

About Toyota Canada Inc.
Toyota Canada Inc. (TCI) is the exclusive Canadian distributor of Toyota and Lexus vehicles. Toyota has sold over five million vehicles in Canada through a national network of 287 Toyota and Lexus dealerships. Toyota is dedicated to bringing safety, quality, dependability and reliability to the vehicles Canadians drive and the service they receive. TCI’s head office is located in Toronto, with regional offices in Vancouver, Calgary, Montreal and Halifax, and parts distribution centres in Toronto and Vancouver. Toyota operates two manufacturing facilities in Canada. Having produced more than eight million vehicles, popular Canadian models built at these facilities include Toyota RAV4, Toyota RAV4 Hybrid, Lexus RX 350 and RX 450h hybrid. Recent investments at its facilities in Ontario will allow for increased production of the top-selling Toyota RAV4 and RAV4 Hybrid models.


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