Toyota expands Australian Takata air-bag recall

Toyota expands Australian Takata air-bag recall

181,000 extra Toyota vehicles recalled over concerns about air-bags.

Toyota expands Australian Takata air-bag recall
Toyota expands Australian Takata air-bag recall – the additional vehicles include the Toyota Avensis.

A sizable increase in the number of vehicles being recalled globally over the Takata air-bag inflator fault will see a large number of Australian vehicles affected.

The fault, which is believed to have claimed six lives in overseas crashes, revolves around the potential for moisture to intrude into either the driver or passenger side air-bag overtime, causing the inflator to rupture and malfunction during an accident.

While there have been no reports of incidents involving Australian cars fitted with the suspect air-bags, the recalls aren’t expected to be completed until early next year as the car manufacturers await delivery of replacement parts.

At this stage there hasn’t been confirmation from Nissan or Honda as to which other models they will be recalling here, we will keep you up to date.

The expansion in vehicles being recalled globally to fix the air-bag fault comes after further investigations into the issues and now tops a total of 31 million vehicles since 2008.

Additional Toyota models being recalled;

Toyota expands Australian Takata air-bag recall

Affected owners will be notified of the recall by mail and informed when parts become available.

In other Toyota news; Toyota and Mazda sign historic agreement and Toyota slashes Camry pricing as updated model arrives.

Joel Helmes