Toyota Australia has recalled 179,710 vehicles from its Corolla, Yaris and Avensis Verso lines as part of the ongoing Takata airbag campaign.
Affected vehicles were built between March 2007 and December 2011.
For this latest recall, the front passenger airbag in the affected vehicles may be susceptible to moisture intrusion over time.
If the fault occurs, the airbag could rupture during an accident, shooting metal fragments into the cabin, posing a serious risk injury or death to the vehicle’s occupants.
The company says it expects replacement parts to be made available during Q2 2017. Once these parts are available Toyota will contact owners of the affected vehicles via mail.
No injuries or incidents have been reported in Australia as a result of the condition.
The Takata airbag scandal has affected around 60 million vehicles globally, across a range of manufacturers including Toyota, Subaru, Mercedes-Benz and Ferrari.
For more information, customers can contact Toyota’s recall campaign hotline on 1800 987 366.