Toyota has recalled a further 119,386 vehicles across various model lines and build dates as part of the ongoing Takata airbag campaign.
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In this latest recall, two separate notices have been issued, one for vehicles with a faulty front passenger's airbag, with the other a re-notification for vehicles with a faulty driver's front airbag.

Passenger airbag recall

This notice affects 111,214 Corolla, Yaris and Rukus models built between January 2010 and December 2012, over concerns the front passenger airbag could be susceptible to moisture intrusion over time.

If the condition occurs, the inflator assembly could rupture when deployed, shooting metallic fragments into the cabin - posing a significant risk of injury, even death, to vehicle occupants.


VIN ranges and build dates for specific models are as follows:

Yaris SedanNCP93JTDBT903#014219750142705519 Jan 201226 Dec 2012
0L0298920L04797506 Jan 201226 Dec 2012
RukusAZE151JTLKE4FE#011181990114709626 Feb 201030 Jul 2011
0J0001070J03054822 Aug 201126 Dec 2012
ZE4FE011182120114706726 Feb 201027 Jul 2011
0J0001040J03053722 Aug 201126 Dec 2012
Corolla HatchZRE152JTNKU56E#011140280118231306 Jan 201029 Nov 2011
0J0743340J09717310 Jan 201223 Jul 2012
KU58E011139730113921606 Jan 201031 Aug 2010
Corolla SedanZRE152ZRE153JTNBU52E#0J0454500J06407706 Jan 201006 Jun 2011
BU56E0J0454550J10269006 Jan 201026 Dec 2012
BZ56E0J0001030J00094925 Mar 201026 Dec 2012

Owners of the affected vehicles are advised to visit their local dealer to have their front passenger airbag replaced, with repairs expected to take between one and three hours depending on model.

This latest notice is in addition to previous recall campaigns affecting the Toyota Avensis Verso, Corolla and Yaris ranges.

According to Toyota, no reports of injuries as a result of this condition.

2.4 litre RAV4 5 door Cruiser and 2.4 litre RAV4 3 door Edge (rear)

Driver airbag recall

A further 8172 vehicles have been recalled across the RAV4 (above) and Echo lines built between December 2002 and December 2003.

This notice is actually a re-notification to rectify faulty replacement parts which did not contain a drying agent - leaving the inflator susceptible to humidity that may be absorbed over an extended period of time.

Parts for this recall are still under preparation, with supply timing to be confirmed.

2001 Toyota Echo Sportivo 3 door. 010304

Specific VIN ranges and build dates for the affected RAV4 and Echo vehicles are listed below:

ModelVINProduction Period
RAV4JTEHD20V#000010120000279629 July 2003 through19 August 2003
ECHOJTDJT133#000375190005752619 December 2002through18 December 2003

Owners will be notified by Toyota Australia when the parts become available, and will be advised to make an appointment with their local dealer to arrange the necessary repairs.

There have been no reports of incidents or injuries related to this condition, according to the Japanese manufacturer