Toyota Expands Takata Air Bag Safety Recall

TORONTO, Ontario, January 9, 2018 – Toyota Canada Inc. today announced that, based on recent information from Takata as required by Transport Canada, it is expanding its recall involving Takata front passenger air bag inflators. 

The involved vehicles are equipped with a particular type of Takata inflator.  According to Takata, a safety defect may arise in the front passenger air bag inflators in the involved vehicles due to inflator propellant degradation occurring after prolonged exposure to high absolute humidity, high temperatures, and high temperature cycling.  This may result in an inflator rupture when the air bag deploys.

This expansion, based on the latest information from Takata, involves approximately 121,900 additional vehicles in Canada.  The following models are included:

  • 2009 Model Year Toyota Corolla

  • 2009 Model Year Toyota Corolla Matrix

  • 2009 Model Year Toyota Yaris

  • 2009 Model Year Lexus IS250/350

  • 2009 Model Year Lexus IS-F

  • 2009 Model Year Lexus ES350


All known owners of the involved vehicles will be notified by first class mail by early March.  Toyota and Lexus dealers will replace either the front passenger air bag inflator or the front passenger air bag assembly at no cost to customers.   

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 and Lexus vehicles, customers should check their vehicle’s status by visiting or and entering the 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) or Lexus Customer Service at 1-800-26-LEXUS (1-800-265-3987). 



Media Contacts: 

Alice Young Jeon
Consultant, Corporate Communications
Toyota Canada Inc.  


Michael Bouliane
Manager, Corporate Communications
Toyota Canada Inc.  


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