Toyota Australia to recall previous generation Corolla

Toyota Australia to recall previous generation Corolla

Feb 28, 2017 By Toyota Australia.

Previous generation Corolla to be recalled.

Previous generation Corolla to be recalled.

Toyota Australia has announced a recall of approximately 20,000 Corolla vehicles built in South Africa between September 2001 and October 2005.

This recall is due to the front driver’s air bag inflator having been assembled with propellant wafers that are subject to degradation, caused by repeated volume change, which occurs after prolonged exposure to high temperatures.

In the event of driver’s airbag deployment during a collision, the inner pressure of the inflator assembly could increase abnormally and the inflator body could rupture, increasing the risk of injury to the occupant.

All affected vehicle owners will shortly be notified of this recall by mail.

It is anticipated that replacement part availability will commence during Q4 2017. Once replacement parts are available, Toyota Australia we will send a letter to all affected customers so they can make an appointment at their preferred Toyota dealer.

It will take approximately one hour to replace the front driver’s airbag inflator assembly and this work will be carried out free of charge.

There have been no incidents or injuries reported in Australia as a result of this condition.

For further information, customers can contact the Toyota recall campaign helpline on 1800 987 366.