A Toyota is now expanding the recall for models that may have problems with Takata aitbags. For the US market, the Japanese have identified a further 543,000 vehicles on which the airbags have to be replaced. These include models from the Scion, Lexus and Toyota brands.
In October 2016, Toyota expanded the existing recall by 5.8 million vehicles. The Corolla and Yaris models were affected. In Japan, the owners of around 1.15 million vehicles have to drive their vehicles in workshops, in China 820,000. In Germany, 117,842 Toyota are affected.
Recall for Auris, Corolla, Hilux and Yaris
The recall applies to the following models: Corolla from the production period August 2007 to December 2009, Yaris from January 2006 to July 2011, Hilux from January 2006 to October 2011 and Auris, which were produced from April 2006 to December 2009. The Auris and Corolla models are the front passenger airbags. At Hilux and Yaris the driver airbags are exchanged. The owners of the affected cars will be written to. According to Toyota, the workshop visit takes up to two hours.
Airbag debacle costs Takata 10 billion dollars
All over the world, various car manufacturers have already launched numerous mass recalls to replace defective Takata airbags . As a result, the supplier is now in trouble itself, as the cost of replacing defective airbags in the millions is around 10 billion dollars. At least 14 deaths and more than 150 injuries worldwide have been linked to defective Takata inflators.