Toyota has issued yet another recall for several models which are facing the same Takata airbag problem.
According to the Japanese based automaker, the total number of vehicles affected by the Takata recalls in the United States stands at approximately 2,915,000 and the newest recall isn’t really helping this number. Based on the information received from Takata and the NHTSA, Toyota will be recalling the 2003 to 2007 Corolla and Corolla Matrix, the 2005 and 2006 Tundra, the 2005 to 2007 Sequoia and the 2003 to 2007 Lexus SC430.
“Toyota’s focus remains on the safety and security of our customers, and we will continue to respond promptly to new developments so we can resolve issues for them as quickly, conveniently and safely as possible”, said the Toyota Motor North America chief quality officer, Dino Triantafyllos.
The newest Toyota recall is affecting no less than 1,365,000 vehicles in the United States alone and owners of these cars will be notified by first class mail in order to return their vehicles to a Toyota / Lexus dealer. The dealer will be replacing the airbag inflator with a brand new one, free of charge. Toyota hasn’t provided an exact date for when the new Takata airbag recall will begin but expect to be notified soon. However, if you happen to be an owner of one of the above mentioned vehicles, you can contact Toyota Customer Service at 1 800 331 4331, the Lexus Customer Service at 1 800 255 3987 or the NHTSA vehicle safety hotline at 1 888 327 4236 for any extra details on the topic.