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Toyota Motor Corporation Australia Limited — Toyota Corolla (ZRE152 & ZRE153), Yaris (NCP93) & Rukus (AZE151)
What are the defects?
Airbag inflator: As it gets older, a combination of high temperatures and humidity can cause the airbag inflator propellant to degrade. If an affected vehicle is involved in a collision triggering the airbag, the metal inflator housing may explode/rupture under too much internal pressure.
What are the hazards?
In the event that a defective airbag inflator ruptures, metal fragments may propel out through the airbag cushion towards the vehicle occupants causing serious injury or fatality.
What should consumers do?
Owners of affected vehicles should contact their local Toyota dealership or Toyota’s head office directly via the website at https://www.toyota.com.au/contact (link is external)(link is external) or email mailto:email@example.com (link sends e-mail)(link sends e-mail) to arrange for a replacement airbag inflator free of charge.
Consumers who are unsure whether they are affected can also use Toyota’s VIN look-up tool at http://recalls.toyota.com.au/#/ (link is external)(link is external) or contact Toyota on 1800 987 366 or contact their preferred dealer.
We also recommend you visit https://www.productsafety.gov.au/newsletter/subscribe to subscribe to receive updates about current and future recalls as they are published.
Further information for consumers is available at: https://www.productsafety.gov.au/recalls/compulsory-takata-airbag-recall
Authorised Toyota Dealers
Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (link is external) is the responsible regulator for this recall.