Toyota Australia has issued safety recalls for 119,000 vehicles affected by potentially deadly Takata airbags.
The manufacturer says airbag units fitted to a range of popular models are susceptible to moisture intrusion, making them “prone to rupture during an accident, increasing the risk of injury to the occupant”.
Toyota says none of its Australian customers have been injured as a result of the faulty airbags, which have killed several people overseas. The issue has affected more than one million cars in Australia sold by a wide variety of brands.
The latest recall represents an expansion of a 2014 campaign targeting 111,000 Corolla, Yaris and Rukus models built between 2010 and 2012. Toyota will contact customers affected by the issue, replacing front passenger airbag inflators at no cost to consumers.
Toyota has also issued repeat recalls to around 8000 RAV4 and Yaris machines built between 2002 and 2003 to replace driver’s airbag modules for a second time, as the first batch of replacement parts may be faulty.
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