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Recall 15V286000

Front Passenger Air Bag Defect

Recall Details

When deployed due to a crash, the passenger side air bag can deploy abnormally, or 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 of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

When deployed due to a crash, the passenger front air bag can deploy abnormally, or 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 Toyota recall number is 14V-655.

 

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
300,000
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
15V286000
Component
AIR BAGS
Summary
Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing (Toyota) is recalling certain model year 2005-2007 Lexus SC, Toyota Corolla, Corolla Matrix, Sequoia, and Pontiac Vibe, and 2005-2006 Toyota Tundra vehicles that were originally sold, or ever registered, in Florida, along the Gulf Coast, Puerto Rico, Hawaii, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, Saipan and American Samoa. The inflators in the front passenger air bags are susceptible to rupture or abnormal deployment in the event of a crash necessitating the deployment of the front passenger 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 or the air bag may deploy abnormally increasing the risk of injury to the front passenger seat occupant.
Remedy
Toyota will notify owners, and dealers will replace the passenger side front air bag, free of charge. Owners may contact Toyota customer service at 1-800-331-4331. Pontiac Vibe owners may contact GM at 1-800-762-2737. Note: This recall is an expansion of recall 14V-655.
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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