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TOYOTA AUSTRALIA RECALLS CERTAIN COROLLA AND RUKUS VEHICLES TO VERIFY AIR BAG INFLATOR INSTALLATION

Toyota Australia has initiated a safety recall on approximately 48,000 Corolla and Rukus vehicles that have previously had the passenger's front air bag inflator replaced as part of our Takata air bag recall campaigns.

Some replacement passenger's front air bag inflators may have been incorrectly installed.

If vehicles have an incorrectly installed inflator, the passenger's front air bag may not properly inflate as designed during deployment, increasing the risk of injury in the event of an accident.

Toyota Australia will shortly contact all affected vehicle owners advising of the details of this recall campaign so they can make an appointment at their preferred Toyota dealer. Repairs will commence from March 2018.

Toyota dealers will confirm if the passenger's front air bag inflator is installed correctly through an inspection process, which will take approximately 15 minutes.
If passenger's front air bag inflator installation needs to be corrected, the repair time will take approximately 1.5 hours.

This inspection and, if required, reinstallation will be carried out free of charge.

There have been no incidents or injuries reported in Australia as a result of this condition.

For further information, please contact the Toyota recall campaign helpline on 1800 987 366 (8:00am to 6:00pm, Monday to Friday).


Toyota Corolla & Rukus - Recall To Confirm Correct Air Bag Inflator Installation Q&A

Q1: What is the condition?
A1: Involved vehicles have had the passenger's front air bag inflator (Takata-designated SPI-2) replaced as part of the Takata inflator recall campaign. There is a possibility that in some vehicles the replacement inflator was installed incorrectly. This results in insufficient sealing of the inflator to the air bag assembly. In the event of an accident, gases could leak from the inflator and the passenger front air bag may not properly inflate as designed during deployment, increasing the risk of injury.

Q2: What is the function of the Inflator?
A2: The inflator is a device contained within the air bag assembly. It contains a solid propellant which is ignited in the event air bag deployment is necessary. When ignited, the solid propellant expands into an inert gas, inflating the air bag.

Q3: What is the cause of this condition?
A3: Some replacement passenger's front air bag inflators may have been incorrectly installed.

Q4: Which and how many vehicles are involved?
Q4: In the Australian market, there are 48,172 Toyota Corolla ZRE15# & Rukus AZE151 produced between March 2007 and December 2012 which are involved in this campaign.

Model NameModel CodeWMIVDSCDVIN RangeProduction PeriodQty
FromToFromTo
COROLLA SEDANZRE152JTNBU52E#020000300J0561436-Mar-071-Sep-105,850
BU56E020002440J10269014-Mar-0726-Dec-1213,070
ZRE153BZ56E0J0001040J00094726-Mar-1025-Dec-12335
COROLLA HATCHZRE152JTNKU52E#010078350J0007937-Mar-0730-Sep-093,101
KU56E010074540J09716412-Mar-0723-Jul-1219,582
KU58E01105674011392161-Oct-0931-Aug-104,949
RUKUSAZE151JTNKE4FE#011182010J03053026-Feb-1026-Dec-12660
ZE4FE011184230J03049826-Feb-1025-Dec-12625


Note:
1) Although the involved vehicles are within the above VIN ranges, not all vehicles in these VIN ranges are included in this campaign.
2) (#) indicates additional check digit (alpha or numeric) old in Australia.

Q5: Are there any other Toyota vehicles covered by this Passenger air bag campaign in the Australian market?
A5: No, This condition is specific to Corolla and Rukus vehicles.

Q6: Are there any warnings that this condition has occurred?
A6: No. There are no warnings that this condition exists.

Q7: Have any accidents or injuries been reported as a result of this condition?
A7: Toyota have not received any reports of accidents or injuries as a result of this condition in the Australian market.

Q8: What is Toyota going to do?
A8: Toyota will notify owners by mail to make an appointment with an authorised Toyota Dealer to have the passenger's front air bag inflator inspected.

Toyota dealers will inspect all the passenger front air bags of affected models and rectify if the air bag inflator orientation is incorrect.

Toyota Dealers will perform required inspection and, if required, rectification FREE OF CHARGE to the vehicle owner.

Repairs will commence during March 2018.

Q9: How long will the inspection or repair take?
A9: The inspection will take approximately 15 minutes. If the passenger's front air bag inflator installation needs to be corrected, the repair time will take approximately 1.5 hours. Depending upon the Dealer's work schedule, it may be necessary to make your vehicle available for a longer period of time.


For more information, please contact:

Kathryn Gardiner
Communications Manager
Mob: (0448) 546 853
kathryn.gardiner@toyota.com.au



 
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