Toyota Expands Takata Airbag Safety Recall

March 02, 2016
TORRANCE, Calif., March 2, 2016 – Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. today announced that it is expanding two of its recalls involving Takata front passenger airbag inflators.  This will add model years of certain vehicles previously recalled and will cover all remaining dual-stage front passenger inflators of a particular type, as a precautionary measure.

Approximately 198,000 Model Year 2008 Corolla and Corolla Matrix and Model Year 2008-2010 Lexus SC 430 vehicles will be added to the recalls.

The involved vehicles are equipped with a Takata-produced dual-stage front passenger airbag inflator which could potentially be susceptible to rupture when deployed in a crash.

All known owners of the affected Toyota / Lexus vehicles will be notified by first class mail.  Dealers will replace the airbag inflator or the airbag assembly with a newly manufactured one at no cost.   

Information about automotive recalls, including but not limited to the list of involved vehicles, is subject to change over time.  For the most up-do-date Safety Recall information on Toyota, Lexus or Scion vehicles, customers should check their vehicle’s status by visiting and entering the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN).  Safety Recall inquiry by individual VIN is also available at the NHTSA site:  For any additional questions, customer support is also available by calling Toyota Customer Service at 1-800-331-4331, or Lexus Customer Service at 1-800-255-3987. 
Customer Contacts
For the most up-do-date recall information, customers should contact
Toyota Customer Service

Lexus Customer Service

Customers can also access current information on open safety recalls by entering their Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) at: or
Media Contacts
Advanced Technology and Business Communications
Cindy Knight       310-468-2170
John Hanson      310-468-4718
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