PLANO, Texas (January 21, 2020) – Toyota is conducting a safety recall involving certain 1998–2000 Model Year Toyota RAV4, 1998–1999 Model Year RAV4 EV, 1998–1999 Model Year Celica and 1997–1998 Model Year Supra vehicles equipped with a potentially affected Takata-produced single-stage non-azide front driver airbag inflator. Approximately 139,000 vehicles in the United States are involved in this recall.
The subject vehicles are equipped with a front driver airbag with an inflator made by Takata. According to information provided by Takata, the airbag may not deploy properly. This could result in abnormal deployment of the airbag or the chance of an inflator rupture. If an abnormal deployment or inflator rupture occurs, this could increase the risk of injury to vehicle occupants.
Toyota is currently investigating the remedy for this issue and will announce it once available. Toyota will notify owners via first class mail by late-March.
Information about automotive recalls, including but not limited to the list of involved vehicles, is current as of today’s filing date and is subject to change thereafter. To see if your vehicle is involved in a safety recall visit Toyota.com/recall or nhtsa.gov/recalls and enter your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) or license plate information.
For the most up to date information surrounding recalls visit nhtsa.gov/recalls. For any additional questions, customer support is also available by calling the Toyota Customer Experience Center at 1-800-331-4331 or the Lexus Guest Experience Center at 1-800-255-3987.