Airbag Issue Prompts Toyota Recall

By: The Associated Press Email
By: The Associated Press Email

Toyota is recalling 2.27 million vehicles due to problems with front passenger airbag inflators.

The company said Wednesday that it was notifying owners of vehicles involved in the April 2013 safety recall, including 766,300 in the U.S., to replace airbag inflators. It said it had missed some of the affected devices due to incomplete serial numbers from the supplier.

The inflators contained improperly made propellant that could cause them to work abnormally and possibly cause fires in the event of a crash.

Of the total number of vehicles affected by the current recall, 650,000 are in Japan and 1.62 million outside Japan. The recall involves the 2003-2004 Toyota Corolla, Corolla Matrix and Tundra, the 2002-2004 Sequoia and 2002-2004 Lexus SC 430 coupes. Owners of vehicles subject to this safety recall will receive an owner notification letter by first class mail.

Detailed information is available at, the Toyota Customer Experience at 1-800-331-4331, and Lexus Customer Satisfaction (1-800-255-3987).

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