48,000 units may have incorrectly installed replacement airbags
Toyota Australia has issued a follow-up recall for "approximately 48,000" Corolla and Rukus models built between 2007 and 2012 over concerns replacement airbags fitted as part of the Takata campaign may have been installed incorrectly.
According to the Japanese automotive giant, previous-generation Corolla and Rukus vehicles affected by the Takata passenger airbag recall may have had their replacement parts incorrectly installed, meaning the airbags may not inflate correctly in the event of a collision – increasing the risk of injury.
Both hatchback and sedan versions of the Corolla produced between 6 March 2007 and 26 December 2012 are affected, while recalled Rukus units were produced from 26 February 2010 through 26 December 2012.
A VIN list for the affected models can be viewed here.
Owners of these units will be contacted "shortly" by Toyota Australia, and will be advised to arrange an appointment with their local dealer to have their vehicle inspected, and if required, repaired – work is expected to take around 1.5 hours if a fix is needed.
Recall work will be carried out free of charge, and there have been no incidents or injuries reported as a result of this condition locally.