TORONTO, ON., (June 11, 2014) – Toyota Canada Inc., announced that it will be notifying owners of a modified remedy procedure for vehicles affected by an April, 2013 recall involving front passenger airbag inflators.
The 2013 recall remedy involved inspection of the front passenger air bag, and, if equipped with an affected inflator, the inflator would be replaced with a newly manufactured one at no charge to the owner.
Toyota has determined that the involved serial numbers provided by the supplier did not include all of the potentially involved inflators.
For vehicles which have previously been inspected and did not receive a replacement inflator, Toyota will re-notify the owners and replace the inflator with a new one.
For vehicles which have not received the 2013 recall remedy previously, Toyota is changing the remedy from "inspect and replace the inflator if it is involved" to "replace the inflator with a new one".
The involved vehicles were equipped with front passenger airbag inflators which could have been assembled with improperly manufactured propellant. Improperly manufactured propellant could cause the inflator to rupture and the front passenger airbag to deploy abnormally in the event of a crash, increasing the risk of injury to the occupant.
Approximately 107,339 vehicles in Canada are included covered by this recall including certain Model Year 2003-2004 Toyota Corolla, Corolla Matrix, and Tundra; certain Model Year 2002-2003 Sequoia; and certain Model Year 2002-2003 Lexus SC 430 vehicles.
Owners of vehicles subject to this safety recall will receive a notification letter by first class mail.
For further information, customers can contact Toyota Customer Relations at 1 888-TOYOTA-8 (1-888-869-6828), or Lexus Customer Relations at 1-800-26-LEXUS (1-800-265-3987).
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