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 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
There may be additional recalls coming. In fact, Toyota recalled an additional 601,300 vehicles in a January 2018 announcement. You can check if your vehicle is part of the recall by heading to our Takata airbag recall page and using the VIN lookup tool on the page.
Why Are Vehicles With Takata Airbags Being Recalled?
Millions of vehicles nationwide are under recall because Takata used ammonium nitrate as a propellant in its inflators. Ammonium nitrate can degrade over time, especially in areas of high heat and humidity. When the airbag’s crash sensor ignites the degraded propellant, it can cause an explosion that shatters the inflator mechanism and sends shards of metal throughout the vehicle.
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?
The first thing you need to do is contact your local Toyota, Lexus, or Scion dealership. 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.
Injured by a Takata Airbag? Call Newsome Melton
Millions of vehicles nationwide are under recall because they have Takata airbags with defective inflators. The inflators can degrade over time, especially in areas of high heat and humidity. This degradation can cause them to fracture and send shards of metal throughout the passenger compartment of the vehicle when they deploy during a wreck.
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.