- January 12, 2019
- Posted by: Sage Shield Safety Consultants
- Category: Overseas Occupational Health And Safety News
PLANO, Texas (News release) – As an outcome of the most current action taken by Takata under its 2016 agreement with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to repair defective air bag inflators, Toyota is including cars to the series of safety remembers it has been conducting.This latest recall includes certain 2010-2016 Design Year 4Runner, 2010-2013 Model Year Corolla, 2010-2013 Model Year Matrix, 2011-2014 Model Year Sienna, 2010-2015 Design Year Scion XB, 2010-2012 Model Year Lexus ES 350, 2010-2017 Design 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 Design Year Lexus IS 350 and 2010-2014 Model Year Lexus IS-F cars. Around 1.3 million cars are included in the United States.The subject vehicles are geared up with front guest air bag inflators that consist of a non-desiccated, phase-stabilized ammonium nitrate propellant. A flaw related to automobile safety may develop in the inflators due to propellant deterioration taking place after prolonged direct exposure to high absolute humidity, heats, and high temperature cycling. Activation of a non-desiccated ammonium nitrate inflator with degraded propellant might result in an air bag inflator rupture. If a malfunctioning air bag inflator ruptures, it may cause sharp metal pieces to travel through the airbag and spray straight at the chauffeur and travelers, increasing the danger of severe injury or death.Depending on the vehicle design, Toyota and Lexus dealers will replace either the front guest air bag inflator or
airbag assembly at no expense to owners. Owners of all involved automobiles will get direct notification by very first class mail or other methods starting in late January 2019. Toyota’s and other car manufacturers’outreach to included owners of vehicles geared up with Takata air bags is created to assist solve this problem as quickly, easily, and safely as possible. Automakers are taking proactive, targeted steps to assist owners comprehend the significance of having this totally free repair finished; outreach examples include: dealership engagement, mobile repair units, canvassing, events and third-party collaborations. For particular information about what Toyota is doing, please follow this link: https://pressroom.toyota.com/section_display.cfm?section_id=1052.