TORONTO, Ontario, January 9, 2019 – As a result of the most recent action taken by Takata under its agreement with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in the United States to fix defective airbag inflators, Toyota is adding vehicles to the series of safety recalls it has been conducting.  

This latest recall includes certain 2010-2016 Model Year 4Runner, 2010-2013 Model Year Corolla, 2010-2014 Model Year Matrix, 2011-2014 Model Year Sienna, 2010-2015 Model Year Scion XB, 2010-2012 Model Year Lexus ES 350, 2010-2017 Model Year Lexus GX 460, 2010-2015 Model Year Lexus IS 250C, 2010-2015 Model Year Lexus IS 350C, 2010-2013 Model Year Lexus IS 250, 2010-2013 Model Year Lexus IS 350 and 2010-2014 Model Year Lexus IS-F vehicles. Approximately 376,282 vehicles are involved in Canada.

The subject vehicles are equipped with front passenger airbag inflators that contain a non-desiccated, phase-stabilized ammonium nitrate propellant. A defect related to motor vehicle safety may arise in the inflators due to propellant degradation occurring after prolonged exposure to high absolute humidity, high temperatures, and high temperature cycling. Activation of a non-desiccated ammonium nitrate inflator with degraded propellant may result in an airbag inflator rupture. If a defective airbag inflator ruptures, it may cause sharp metal fragments to pass through the airbag and spray directly at the driver and passengers, increasing the risk of serious injury or death.

Depending on the vehicle model, Toyota and Lexus dealers will replace either the front passenger airbag inflator or airbag assembly at no cost to owners.  Known owners of all involved vehicles will receive notification by first class mail by March 2019.

For more information about Toyota and Lexus vehicles impacted by the Takata airbag inflator recalls, customers can go to http://www.toyota.ca/takata and https://www.lexus.ca/takata. Owners of impacted vehicles with additional questions are encouraged to call 1-888-570-1675.

Information about automotive recalls, including but not limited to the list of involved vehicles, is subject to change over time. Customers should check their vehicle’s status by visiting toyota.ca/recall or lexus.ca/recall and entering the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN).

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Media contacts:

Jennifer Okoeguale
Consultant, Corporate Communications
Toyota Canada Inc.
jennifer_okoeguale@toyota.ca

Michael Bouliane
Manager, Corporate Communications
Toyota Canada Inc.
michael_bouliane@toyota.ca