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Toyota Recalls 2015: Takata Airbags
Toyota has open recalls on approximately 1.5 million cars (including Lexus models) as part of the Takata Airbag recall.
May 2015 it was announced that this major recall was expanded to nearly 34 million cars in the United States that are equipped with defective airbags manufactured by Takata.
Toyota models that are part of this recall include the Corolla (2002-2007), Sequoia (2002-2007), Matrix (2003-2007), Tundra (2003-2006), and RAV4 (2004-2005).
Toyota Recalls 2014: Top News
(Source: Toyota Motor Sales)
Toyota Motor Sales announced a worldwide safety recall affecting 25,500 Model Year 2015 Sienna Minivans. The recall is for the second row overhead grips which could become detached in a crash.
In November 20014, 5,650 Model Year 2014 Toyota Camry, Camry Hybrid, Avalon and Avalon Hybrid vehicles were identified for a voluntary safety recall for a part in the left front suspension. No known injuries reported by Toyota.
September recalls included 130,000 Model Year 2014 Tundra Crew-Max Cab and Double Cab vehicles for a part that could affect airbag deploys; 90,000 Model Year 2005-2011 Tacoma 4x4 and Tacoma Pre-Runner pickup trucks were recalled for a suspension system leaf spring.
In May, Toyota announced a voluntary safety recall affecting 1.3 million vehicles for a spiral cable assembly attached to the airbag module. Models included certain 2009-2010 Corollas, 2009-2010 Matrixs, 2008-2010 Highlanders, 2009-2010 Tacomas, 2006-2008 RAV4s and the Yaris (2006-2010 model years).
In February the NHTSA and Toyota announced the recall of more than 700,000 Prius cars (Model Year 2010-2014 ) and, about 260,000 2012 Toyota RAV4, 2012-2013 Toyota Tacoma, and 2012-2013 Lexus RX 350 vehicles sold in the United States for software controls for the hybrid motor.
Toyota Takata Airbag Recall Information
Check Toyota Recalls by VIN
Toyota currently has two open recalls for airbags manufactured by Takata. The first is a nationwide recall. The second is largely confined to humid areas in the United States such as the Gulf Coast and some U.S. territories, since high absolute humidity has been identified as problem for some Takata airbag installations.
To see if your own Toyota is affected, use the form above.
Nationwide, these models are affected:
- 2003-2004 Corolla
- 2003-2004 Corolla Matrix
- 2003-2004 Tundra
- 2002-2003 Sequoia
- 2002-2004 Lexus SC430
Regionally these models are affected:
- 2003-2005 Corolla
- 2003-2005 Corolla Matrix
- 2003-2005 Tundra
- 2002-2005 Sequoia
- 2002-2005 Lexus SC430
Why Safety Recalls Are Important
Automakers, including Toyota, want people who drive their cars, trucks, and SUVs to be safe. As manufacturing defects or design corrections are identified, both the government and automakers will issue recalls to replace or repair parts, often free of charge to consumers. Recalls can affect safety systems such as airbags, seatbelts and other passenger restraints, engines, transmissions, ignition and electrical systems, suspension systems, brakes, and even small parts such as brackets and bolts. Ensuring that open recalls are identified and fixed helps ensure the safety of drivers, their passengers, and even the occupants of other vehicles on the road.
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