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Toyota and Lexus vehicles need new passenger airbag inflators or assemblies.

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Takata Airbags Cause Recall of 1.7 Million Lexus and Toyota Vehicles
Toyota and Lexus vehicles need new passenger airbag inflators or assemblies.

— Takata airbag inflators have caused another Toyota and Lexus recall, this one to repair about 1.7 million vehicles in North America, with 1.3 million of those vehicles needing repairs in the U.S.

  • 2010-2016 Toyota 4Runner
  • 2010-2013 Toyota  Corolla
  • 2010-2013 Toyota Matrix
  • 2011-2014 Toyota Sienna
  • 2010-2015 Toyota Scion XB
  • 2010-2012 Lexus ES 350
  • 2010-2017 Lexus GX 460
  • 2010-2015 Lexus IS 250C
  • 2010-2015 Lexus IS 350C
  • 2010-2013 Lexus IS 250
  • 2010-2013 Lexus IS 350
  • 2010-2014 Lexus IS-F

The airbags currently in the vehicles have metal inflators that contain ammonium nitrate without a drying agent added to protect the chemical from moisture. The moisture can destabilize the ammonium nitrate and turn the metal inflator into a grenade full of shrapnel.

Toyota and Lexus dealers will replace the passenger airbag inflators with new inflators (pictured above) or replace the passenger airbag assemblies when recall notices are mailed toward the end of January 2019.

Owners with questions should call 800-255-3987.