Front Airbag Inflator – 2002-2016 Toyota, 2008-2012 Scion & 2002-2015 Lexus

October 17, 2019 NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 19V741000

Frontal Air Bag Inflators May Explode

An inflator explosion may result in sharp metal fragments striking the driver or other occupants resulting in serious injury or death.

 

NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V741

Manufacturer Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing

Components AIR BAGS

Potential Number of Units Affected 928,203

 

Summary

Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing (Toyota) is recalling certain 2010-2016 4Runner, 2003-2006 Tundra, 2003-2013 Corolla, 2009-2010 Corolla Matrix, 2004-2005 RAV4, 2002-2007 Sequoia, 2011-2013 Sienna, 2008-2012 Scion xB, 2008-2009 Lexus IS-F, 2007-2012 Yaris and Lexus ES350, 2010-2017 Lexus GX460, 2002-2010 Lexus SC430, 2006-2012 Lexus IS250 and IS350 and 2010-2015 Lexus IS250C and IS350C vehicles.

These vehicles had their driver or passenger frontal air bag inflators previously replaced under a prior recall using inflators of the same design. The inflators may explode due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to high absolute humidity, temperature and temperature cycling.

 

Remedy

Toyota will notify owners. Depending on the vehicle model, dealers will replace the driver or front passenger air bag inflator or the air bag assembly using an alternate inflator , free of charge. The recall is expected to begin November 15, 2019. Owners may contact Toyota customer service at 1-888-270-9371 or Lexus customer service at 1-800-255-3987. Toyota’s numbers for this recall are J0A, J0B, and J0C. Lexus’ numbers for this recall are JLI, JLJ, and JLK.

 

Notes

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

 

Check if your Vehicle has a Recall


97 Affected Products

Vehicles

MAKE MODEL YEAR
LEXUS ES350 2007-2012
LEXUS GX460 2010-2017
LEXUS IS 250 2006-2012
LEXUS IS 250C 2010-2015
LEXUS IS 350 2006-2012
LEXUS IS 350C 2010-2015
LEXUS IS F 2008-2009
LEXUS SC430 2002-2010
SCION XB 2008-2012
TOYOTA 4RUNNER 2010-2016
TOYOTA COROLLA 2003-2013
TOYOTA COROLLA MATRIX 2009-2010
TOYOTA RAV4 2004-2005
TOYOTA SEQUOIA 2002-2007
TOYOTA SIENNA 2011-2013
TOYOTA TUNDRA 2003-2006
TOYOTA YARIS 2007-2012

24 Associated Documents

Recall Acknowledgement

RCAK-19V741-8100.pdf 337.146KB

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Defect Notice 573 Report

RCLRPT-19V741-6686.PDF 222.801KB

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Remedy Instructions and TSB

RCRIT-19V741-3938.pdf 5172.292KB

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Remedy Instructions and TSB

RCRIT-19V741-7109.pdf 3650.934KB

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Remedy Instructions and TSB

RCRIT-19V741-4764.pdf 4122.778KB

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Remedy Instructions and TSB

RCRIT-19V741-5710.pdf 4134.866KB

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Remedy Instructions and TSB

RCRIT-19V741-1948.pdf 2698.474KB

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Remedy Instructions and TSB

RCRIT-19V741-4179.pdf 3375.886KB

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Remedy Instructions and TSB

RCRIT-19V741-1292.pdf 1070.539KB

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Remedy Instructions and TSB

RCRIT-19V741-2410.pdf 3198.858KB

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Remedy Instructions and TSB

RCRIT-19V741-6839.pdf 4318.882KB

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Remedy Instructions and TSB

RCRIT-19V741-0379.pdf 3729.646KB

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Remedy Instructions and TSB

RCRIT-19V741-3150.pdf 4071.086KB

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Remedy Instructions and TSB

RCRIT-19V741-6547.pdf 1945.666KB

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Remedy Instructions and TSB

RCRIT-19V741-6030.pdf 3433.052KB

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Remedy Instructions and TSB

RCRIT-19V741-9869.pdf 3681.185KB

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Remedy Instructions and TSB

RCRIT-19V741-6372.pdf 4858.339KB

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Miscellaneous Document – October 17, 2019 INFORMATION REPORT

RMISC-19V741-2473.pdf 39.658KB

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Manufacturer Notices(to Dealers,etc) – Updated Dealer Letter 10/17/2019

RCMN-19V741-0926.pdf 1156.971KB

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Manufacturer Notices(to Dealers,etc)Updated Dealer Letter 10/17/19

RCMN-19V741-1610.pdf 1155.512KB

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Manufacturer Notices(to Dealers,etc)- Updated Dealer Letter 10/17/19

RCMN-19V741-2946.pdf 1314.761KB

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Manufacturer Notices(to Dealers,etc)- Lexus Updated Dealer Letter 10/17/19

RCMN-19V741-2525.pdf 1311.207KB

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Manufacturer Notices(to Dealers,etc)- Lexus Updated Dealer Letter 10/17/19

RCMN-19V741-0347.pdf 1237.207KB

Download (PDF, 1.18MB)


Manufacturer Notices(to Dealers,etc)- Lexus – Updated Dealer Letter 10/17/19

RCMN-19V741-7127.pdf 1237.06KB

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Recalls Documents

https://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/acms/cs/documentList.xhtml?docId=19V741&docType=RCL



 


1 Associated Investigation

Air Bag Inflator Rupture
NHTSA ID: EA15001
Dated opened: February 24, 2015

The Office of Defects Investigation (ODI) opened PE14-016 in June 2014 based on six inflator rupture incidents involving consumer owned vehicles produced by five vehicle manufacturers. All six vehicles were operated in Florida or Puerto Rico at the time of the rupture and for the majority of their service life, and were equipped with inflators produced by Takata, a tier-one supplier of automotive air bag systems.

During the course of PE14-016, ODI determined that five additional vehicle manufacturers used inflators of a similar design and vintage also supplied by Takata. No evidence of field failures was found in vehicles produced by these five additional manufacturers. Nonetheless, at ODI’s insistence, all 10 vehicle manufacturers initiated a regional recall within approximately two weeks of the opening of the investigation. The regions recalled initially included Florida, Puerto Rico, Hawaii, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, areas with high absolute humidity and climatic conditions believed to be a significant factor in the inflator ruptures. As part of the recall actions, inflators removed from remedied vehicles are to be returned to Takata for testing.

Takata’s initial test results on passenger inflators from remedied vehicles indicated a much higher than anticipated rupture frequency for inflators returned from Florida. Accordingly ODI requested all 10 manufacturers expand the regional recalls for passenger inflators to include other geographic areas where high absolute humidity conditions exist, including the Gulf States and other coastal areas. Takata’s testing of the passenger inflators to date continues to indicate this geographic area as having the highest risk, with no ruptures occurring from inflators returned from outside the expanded recall regions. During PE14-016 four additional passenger inflator field events occurred, all in vehicles from the same expanded geographic region.

Also during PE14-016 four additional driver inflator field events occurred including two in vehicles from regions not known for high absolute humidity, specifically California and North Carolina. Accordingly, ODI requested all five of the affected vehicle manufacturers currently using the subject Takata driver inflators expand to nationwide recalls. Significantly, neither of the affected vehicle manufacturers or Takata provided any explanation to account for these two driver air bag inflator ruptures outside the area of high absolute humidity. Takata testing of returned driver inflators indicates a lower rupture frequency as compared to passenger inflator testing. All test ruptures reported by Takata to date have occurred on inflators returned from high absolute humidity areas.

The investigation now includes all manufacturers and vehicles known to be affected at this time. ODI’s investigation will focus on, among other things, root cause analysis, other potential defect consequences, identification of affected vehicles scope, and adequacy of the remedy.

The five ODI reports cited above can be reviewed online at http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/owners/SearchNHTSAID under the following identification numbers: 10537899, 10568848, 10585224, 10605877, 10651492


 

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