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Nearly 1 million Toyota, Scion, and Lexus vehicles recalled due to possible failure of replaced airbags

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About 928,000 vehicles are being recalled because the driver or front passenger airbag inflators were replaced as part of the Takata airbag recall using the same defective inflators. The replacement inflators may explode due to the propellant degrading after long-term exposure to high humidity and temperature. An inflator explosion could result in sharp metal fragments striking the driver or other occupants, causing serious injury or death.

Dealers will replace the defective airbag inflator or the airbag assembly using an alternate inflator. There will be no charge for the repairs. Toyota will begin notifying owners Nov. 15.

Vehicles affected include model year:

  • 2010-16 Toyota 4Runner SUVs.
  • 2003-06 Tundra pickup trucks.
  • 2003-13 Corolla cars.
  • 2009-10 Matrix hatchbacks.
  • 2007-12 Yaris hatchbacks.
  • 2004-05 RAV4 SUVs.
  • 2002-07 Sequoia SUVs.
  • 2011-13 Sienna minivans.
  • 2008-12 Scion xB hatchbacks.
  • 2008-09 Lexus IS-F sedans.
  • 2007-12 ES 350 sedans.
  • 2010-17 GX 460 SUVs.
  • 2002-10 SC 430 sedans.
  • 2006-12 IS 250 and IS 350 sedans.
  • 2010-15 IS 250C and IS 350C sedans.

Consumers can call Toyota at 888-270-9371 or Lexus at 800-255-3987. Information also is available from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration at 888-327-4236 or on its website. You can check your vehicle identification number on NHTSA’s website.

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