Toyota Canada has announced that, based on recent information from Takata as required by Transport Canada, it is expanding its recall involving Takata front passenger air bag inflators.
The involved vehicles are equipped with a particular type of Takata inflator. According to Takata, a safety defect may arise in the front passenger air bag inflators in the involved vehicles due to inflator propellant degradation occurring after prolonged exposure to high absolute humidity, high temperatures, and high temperature cycling. This may result in an inflator rupture when the air bag deploys.
This expansion, based on the latest information from Takata, involves approximately 121,900 additional vehicles in Canada. The following models are included:
- 2009 Model Year Toyota Corolla
- 2009 Model Year Toyota Corolla Matrix
- 2009 Model Year Toyota Yaris
- 2009 Model Year Lexus IS250/350
- 2009 Model Year Lexus IS-F
- 2009 Model Year Lexus ES350
Toyota says that known owners of the involved vehicles will be notified by first class mail by early March and that authorized Toyota and Lexus service facilities will replace either the front passenger air bag inflator or the front passenger air bag assembly at no cost to customers.