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What Toyota Models Are Being Recalled for Takata Airbags?

What Toyota Models Are Being Recalled for Takata Airbags?

Starting in 2013, Toyota has recalled about 5.1 million driver and passenger airbags in the U.S.  for defects that can cause the inflators to rupture, spewing metal shards into the vehicle. More than 1.5 million vehicles have not had the recall completed. The affected vehicles include:

  • 2010-2016 Toyota 4Runner
  • 2003-2013 Toyota Corolla
  • 2003-2008 Toyota Corolla Matrix
  • 2009-2013 Toyota Matrix
  • 2004-2005 Toyota Rav4
  • 2002-2006 Toyota Sequoia
  • 2011-2014 Toyota Sienna
  • 2003-2006 Toyota Tundra
  • 2006-2011 Toyota Yaris (Hatch Back)
  • 2007-2012 Toyota Yaris (Sedan)
  • 2007-2012 Lexus ES350
  • 2010-2017 Lexus GX460
  • 2006-2013 Lexus IS250/350
  • 2010-2015 Lexus IS250C/350C
  • 2008-2014 Lexus IS F
  • 2012 Lexus LFA
  • 2002-2010 Lexus SC430
  • 2008-2015 Scion XB

Toyota may recall additional vehicles in January 2019 under a program that phases in vehicles based on model year and geographical location in an effort to manage the largest automotive recall in U.S. history. You can check if your vehicle is part of the recall by heading to our Takata airbag recall page and using our VIN lookup tool.

Why Are Vehicles with Takata Airbags Being Recalled?

A total of 19 automakers have recalled almost 40 million vehicles that contain Takata front driver and passenger airbags. The recalled airbags contain the chemical compound ammonium nitrate, which is used as a propellant that is housed in a metal canister in the steering wheel or behind the passenger dash. In a crash, the propellant rapidly generates gas that inflates the airbag cushion. But ammonium nitrate, used by Takata as cheap alternative to other more stable airbag chemicals, is volatile even under the best conditions. It is also highly sensitive to moisture and heat, which degrades the propellant causing it to generate too much pressure too quickly. The excessive pressure can rupture the canister, spewing metal fragments into the vehicle and occupants. Some Takata airbags, like those in Honda and Acura vehicles made between 2001 and 2003, have an additional manufacturing defect, which, lab tests show, make them more likely to fail and rupture.

See our page on what caused the Takata airbags to be defective for more information.

What Should I Do If My Toyota Vehicle Is on the Takata Recall List?

If you have received a recall notice, or if a search of our VIN lookup tool or a similar tool on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s website,  https://www.nhtsa.gov/recalls reveals that your vehicle has been recalled, contact your local Toyota, Lexus, or Scion dealership to schedule the recall service. Only an authorized dealership or service center will be able to replace the defective airbag. The repair is free but call ahead of time to make an appointment, as the demand is high given the massive size of the recall.

In addition to replacing your airbag, Toyota reached a settlement agreement in a class action suit that could allow you to claim compensation. This could include money for a rental car, out-of-pocket expenses, and other related costs.

If you suffered injuries in a crash and you suspect a defective airbag is to blame, contact us. We can explain your options for compensation and help you navigate the legal system to pursue compensation for your damages. Call us today at 888-808-5977.

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Many Defective Takata Airbags Still Not Repaired

Many Defective Takata Airbags Still Not Repaired

Millions of vehicle owners are still waiting for automakers to provide replacements for their dangerous Takata airbags, as the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) continues to urge automakers to speed up the process. In the largest automotive recall in history, 19 automakers have so far recalled 37 million vehicles with 50 million Takata airbags […]

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Honda Says 60,000 Vehicles Still Have Defective Takata Airbags

Honda Says 60,000 Vehicles Still Have Defective Takata Airbags

In April 2018, Honda warned the public that there were more than 62,000 vehicles that had not yet had their “ticking time bomb” Takata airbags replaced. This subset of airbags, known as Alpha inflators, has demonstrated a 50-50 chance of rupturing in testing. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) website, another 3.5 […]

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150,000 Takata Airbags Still on Open Recall List in Central Florida

150,000 Takata Airbags Still on Open Recall List in Central Florida

You might be one of about 150,000 people with dangerous airbags that could explode at any time you live in one of these Orlando ZIP codes: 32765 32708 32825 32828 32712 Heat and humidity make the already defective airbags more prone to blowing up and impaling drivers and passengers with jagged pieces of metal. Florida’s […]

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Many Defective Takata Airbags Still Not Repaired

Many Defective Takata Airbags Still Not Repaired

As of March 2018, millions of defective Takata airbags are still awaiting replacement, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). How Many Takata Airbags Are Under the Recall Order? The NHTSA says that the airbags are in millions of vehicles made by 19 different vehicle manufacturers. According to the NHTSA at a recent […]

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Honda Says 60,000 Vehicles Still Have Defective Takata Airbags

Honda Says 60,000 Vehicles Still Have Defective Takata Airbags

Honda is warning Americans that 62,000 of its vehicles are “ticking time bombs.” In an exclusive article in the Washington Post, Honda says these vehicles, typically older Hondas dating back to 2001, have defective Takata brand airbags. Honda claims to be ready and willing to repair these vehicles, but says it is having a hard […]

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Do Any New Car Models Have Recalled Takata Airbags?

Do Any New Car Models Have Recalled Takata Airbags?

You may be wondering: Do any new car models have recalled Takata airbags? As of April 2018, the simple answer is no new car models from the year 2018 have appeared on the Takata airbag recall list. The recall, currently at 37 million vehicles but still growing, features car models as new as 2017 and […]

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Defective Takata Airbags Being Sold With New Vehicles

This morning the United States Senate Commerce Committee released another report as part of their investigation of Japanese airbag manufacturer Takata, which revealed that 2.1 million new vehicles have recently been sold with defective airbags. According to the Report, “Fiat Chrysler, Mitsubishi, Toyota and Volkswagen all admitted to equipping some new vehicles with non-desiccated ammonium-nitrate […]

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What Toyota Models Are Being Recalled For Takata Airbags?

What Toyota Models Are Being Recalled For Takata Airbags?

Many Toyota, Lexus, and Scion vehicle models have defective Takata airbags and are subject to a recall. 2010-2016 Toyota 4Runner 2003-2013 Toyota Corolla 2003-2008 Toyota Corolla Matrix 2009-2013 Toyota Matrix 2004-2005 Toyota Rav4 2002-2006 Toyota Sequoia 2011-2014 Toyota Sienna 2003-2006 Toyota Tundra 2006-2011 Toyota Yaris (Hatch Back) 2007-2012 Toyota Yaris (Sedan) 2007-2012 Lexus ES350 2010-2017 […]

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How Many Deaths And Injuries Have Been Caused by Takata Airbags?

How Many Deaths And Injuries Have Been Caused by Takata Airbags?

Defective Takata airbags have been linked to 24 deaths worldwide (17 in the United States) and at least 240 people have reportedly been injured because of a defective Takata airbag as of February 2018, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and media reports. The Takata airbag recall is the largest automotive recall ever in the […]

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