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Toyota Corolla 2003 - 2005 Airbag inflator recall

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Updated 16 Oct 2020

Scott Kemp

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29/09/2020

6,260 Toyota Corollas Have been recalled due to a fault in the front passenger-side airbag, The recall affects model years 2003 - 2005 which were sold 30 April 2003 - 30 September 2004

What are the defects?

Airbag inflator: As it gets older, a combination of high temperatures and humidity can cause the airbag inflator propellant to degrade. If an affected vehicle is involved in a collision triggering the airbag, the metal inflator housing may explode/rupture under too much internal pressure.

What are the hazards?

In the event that a defective airbag inflator ruptures, metal fragments may propel out through the airbag cushion towards the vehicle occupants causing serious injury or fatality.

What should consumers do?

Owners of affected vehicles should contact their local Toyota dealership via the website at https://www.toyota.com.au/owners/service/online-service-booking to arrange for a replacement airbag inflator free of charge.

Consumers who are unsure whether they are affected can also use Toyota’s VIN look-up tool at https://www.toyota.com.au/recalls or contact Toyota on 1800 987 366 or contact their preferred dealer.

Alternatively, consumers can use their registration plate number to check if their vehicle is affected by going to http://www.ismyairbagsafe.com.au.

Please Note: Vehicles in this recall were previously recalled for the replacement of the driver's airbag in recall PRA2017/15950 (campaign GGG30). Owners must now have the passenger airbag replaced.

We also recommend you visit https://www.productsafety.gov.au/newsletter/subscribe to subscribe to receive updates about current and future recalls as they are published.

Further information for consumers is available at: https://www.productsafety.gov.au/recalls/compulsory-takata-airbag-recall

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Written By

Scott Kemp

With over 15 years in the industry, Scott has worked in a variety of different roles with a variety of different manufacturers.

His journey started at 16 when he began his apprenticeship at a small workshop, from there he moved on to dealerships working as a Senior Mechanic, Service Advisor and Assistant manager. His most recent role was as workshop controller/2IC at a large multi vehicle franchise.