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Toyota issues second Takata airbag recall on Corolla and Rukus…

Toyota has issued a second recall on around 48,000 Corolla and Rukus vehicles because of incorrectly installed airbag inflators.

TOYOTA AUSTRALIA has issued an urgent recall on more than 40,000 Corolla and Rukus vehicles (produced between 2007 – 2012) which had previously been recalled as part of previous Takata airbag recall campaigns. The issue, according to Toyota, is that “Some replacement passenger’s front air bag inflators may have been incorrectly installed”.

“If vehicles have an incorrectly installed inflator, the passenger’s front air bag may not properly inflate as designed during deployment, increasing the risk of injury in the event of an accident,” Toyota said.

Toyota said it is reaching out to affected vehicle owners and hopes to commence repairs this month (March). Vehicles will be inspected by Toyota dealers who will confirm whether the inflator is installed correctly; the inspection takes 15 minutes while the repair, if necessary, takes more than an hour. This inspection and, if required, reinstallation will be carried out free of charge.

Affected vehicles:

Model NameModel CodeWMIVDSCDVIN RangeProduction PeriodQty
COROLLA SEDANZRE152JTNBU52E#020000300J0561436-Mar-071-Sep-105,850
COROLLA HATCHZRE152JTNKU52E#010078350J0007937-Mar-0730-Sep-093,101

Isaac Bober

Isaac Bober

Isaac Bober was born in the shadow of Mount Panorama in Bathurst and, so, it was inevitable he’d fall into work as a motoring writer. He began his motoring career in 2000 reviewing commercial vehicles, before becoming editor of Caravan & Motorhome magazine. He then moved to MOTOR Magazine before going freelance and contributing to Overlander 4WD, 4×4 Australia, TopGear Australia, Men’s Health, Men’s Fitness, The Australian, CARSguide, and many more.