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Recall 15V285000

Front Passenger Air Bag Defect

Recall Details

When deployed due to a crash, the passenger side air bag can deploy with excessive force. The inflator may come apart, causing debris and fragments to strike and injure occupants. The dealership will replace the passenger air bag assembly free if charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

When deployed due to a crash, the passenger front air bag can deploy with excessive force, causing debris and fragments to strike and injure occupants. 

What Should You Do?

Toyota will notify owners of affective vehicles (a notification timeline has not been released at the time of this writing). 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. The recall number is 14V-312.

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
176,631
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
15V285000
Component
AIR BAGS
Summary
Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing (Toyota) is recalling certain model year 2004 Sequoia vehicles manufactured August 18, 2003, to August 19, 2004, and 2003-2004 Tundra vehicles manufactured March 18, 2003, to August 25, 2004 to address a safety defect in the passenger side frontal air bag inflator which may produce excessive internal pressure causing the inflator to rupture upon deployment of the air bag. This recall addresses both the passenger side frontal air bags that were originally installed in the vehicles, as well as replacement air bags that may have been installed as replacement service parts. A replacement air bag may have been installed, as one example, if a vehicle had been in a crash necessitating the replacement of the passenger side frontal air bag.
Consequence
In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the front passenger's frontal air bag, the inflator could rupture with metal fragments striking and potentially seriously injuring the passenger seat occupant or other occupants.
Remedy
Toyota will notify owners, and dealers will replace the front passenger air bag. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Toyota customer service at 1-800-331-4331. NOTE: This recall is an expansion of 14V-312.
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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