Toyota Adds Vehicles to Air Bag Recall Including Lexus and Scion Models
Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A. announced on Monday it was adding nearly 1.6 million vehicles to its voluntary recall due to a flaw in air bags that have led to the deaths of 11 motorists.
According to their website, the issue is with air bags featuring a Takata inflator. The propellant used to inflate the air bag during a crash has been shown to degrade over time causing the inflator to rupture, which could send plastic and metal pieces flying toward the driver at a high rate of speed.
The list of affected vehicle is as follows:
- 2009 - 2011MY Corolla, Matrix
- 2006 - 2011MY Yaris
- 2010 - 2011MY 4Runner
- 2011MY Sienna
- 2008 - 2011MY Scion xB
- 2007 - 2011MY Lexus ES
- 2010 – 2011MY Lexus GX
- 2006 – 2011MY Lexus IS
If your vehicle is listed, Toyota says it will notify you via first class mail with instructions on where to have your air bag replaced.