12/12/2018

Toyota to Replace Airbag Inflators in 65,000 Cars, Again

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Toyota Motor Corp. is recalling 65,000 Toyota and Lexus vehicles in the U.S. to again replace airbag inflators that might explode in a crash.

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Toyota Motor Corp. is recalling 65,000 Toyota and Lexus vehicles in the U.S. to again replace Takata Corp. airbag inflators that might explode in a crash.

The callback targets the passenger-side front airbags in 2002-2005 model Lexus SC sport coupes and Toyota-brand 2003-2005 model Corolla sedans (pictured), 2002-2005 Sequoia large SUVs and 2003-2005 Tundra fullsize pickup trucks.

The affected vehicles may have had their Takata inflators replaced with an improved Takata inflator during a previous recall. This time Toyota wants to replace the devices with inflators made by another company.

Toyota plans to begin the recall in January, a year before the campaign is scheduled under the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s phased recall plan.