The recall total caused by defective airbag inflators continues to rise as Toyota just recalled another 331K vehicles due to Takata airbags. The faulty inflators can rupture – and not only during impact when one would expect them to do so – with incredible force propelling shrapnel into the vehicles’ passenger cabins similar to the way a Claymore anti-personnel mine functions.

This new Toyota Takata-related recall pertains to the passenger-side airbags on the 2008 model year Corolla and Corolla Matrix. Additionally, it covers the model year 2008 – 2010 Lexus SC 430. To date, Toyota is unaware of any injuries connected to these newly-recalled models.

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Toyota recalled earlier model years of those vehicles in June 2015 in a recall covering nearly 1.4M vehicles. This latest recall campaign brings Toyota’s Takata airbag-related recall total to around 15M vehicles worldwide. The total worldwide Takata airbag-related recall for 14 vehicle manufacturers is roughly 24M vehicles.

So far, the defective airbag inflators have caused ten deaths and over 100 injuries.


Toyota Adds 331,000 Vehicles to Takata Airbag Recall

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