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Recall 15V284000

Driver Front Air Bag Abnormal Deployment

Recall Details

When deployed due to a crash, the driver's side air bag can deploy abnormally. The inflator may come apart, causing debris and fragments to strike and injure occupants. The dealership will replace the driver's front air bag assembly free of charge to resolve the concern.

 

Our Quick Take

When deployed due to a crash, the drivers side air bag may deploy abnormally, or the inflator can rupture. This could injure the driver.

What Should You Do?

Toyota will notify owners of affective vehicles in mid-July 2015. Additionally, you may contact your dealership to see if your vehicle is affected. The dealership may ask for your VIN (Vehicle Identification Number), so please have it on hand when you contact them.

 

Affected Cars

Body, Interior & Misc., May 13, 2015

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
May 13, 2015
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
159,700
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
15V284000
Component
AIR BAGS
Summary
Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing (Toyota) is recalling certain model year 2004-2005 Toyota RAV4 vehicles manufactured May 13, 2003, to October 25, 2005. The affected vehicles are equipped with a dual-stage driver frontal air bag that may be susceptible to moisture intrusion which could cause the inflator to rupture or the air bag to deploy abnormally.
Consequence
In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the driver's frontal air bag, the inflator could rupture with metal fragments striking and potentially seriously injuring the driver or other occupants. Additionally, the air bag may deploy abnormally, increasing the risk of injury to the driver.
Remedy
Toyota will notify owners, and dealers will replace the driver's frontal air bag, free of charge. Owners will be notified by mid-July 2015. An interim notice will be mailed if parts are not available at that time. Owners may contact Toyota customer service at 1-800-331-4331.
Notify
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
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