Toyota recalls 82,756 Toyota cars over defective airbags (Corolla 2001-2006 included)


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The affected vehicles include Corolla, Yaris, and Avensis models which are popular on Nigerian roads. Check details below for what to do if you happen to have one of those!

Toyota has sent out a recall notice to its customers of 82,756 Toyota cars that have issues with the ' passenger side front airbag inflator' , which is capable of causing severe injury or death.

Dangers of Toyota defective airbags

According to the recall notice,

"Airbag inflator: As it gets older, a combination of high temperatures and humidity can cause the airbag inflator propellant to degrade. If an affected vehicle is involved in a collision triggering the airbag, the metal inflator housing may explode/rupture under too much internal pressure."

And when the airbag inflator bursts, small pieces of metal may push out via the airbag cushion and move towards the car occupants, which tends to cause serious injury.

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The defective airbag can cause serious injury or accident

List of affected cars in Toyota recall this time

The affected Toyota vehicles are Corolla, Yaris, and Avensis models. Here, Naijauto brings you the list of the recalled cars.

  • Toyota Corolla ZZE122, with model years 2001-2006
  • Toyota Corolla ZZE123, with model years 2003-2005
  • Toyota Yaris Sedan NCP93, with model years 2006-2011
  • Toyota Avensis ACM20, with model years 2001-2003

Customers whose vehicles match the list are urged to get in touch with local Toyota dealership around them or Toyota's head office through the website.

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