Toyota Motor Corporation Australia Limited — Lexus SC430 MY2001-2003
What are the defects?
Airbag inflator: As it gets older, a combination of high temperatures and humidity can cause the airbag inflator propellant to degrade. If an affected vehicle is involved in a collision triggering the airbag, the metal inflator housing may explode/rupture under too much internal pressure.
What are the hazards?
In the event of an airbag inflator rupture, metal fragments could possibly shoot out, straight through the airbag cushion material towards the vehicle occupants causing serious injury or fatality.
What should consumers do?
Owners of affected vehicles should contact their local Lexus dealership directly via the website at https://www.lexus.com.au/contact/find-a-dealer or email email@example.com to arrange for a replacement airbag inflator free of charge.
Consumers who are unsure whether they are affected can also use the Lexus VIN look-up tool at https://www.lexus.com.au/owners/recalls or contact the Lexus Customer Assistance Centre on 1800 023 009 (Monday to Friday, 8am-6pm AEDT) or contact their preferred Lexus dealer.
Alternatively, consumers can use their registration plate number to check if their vehicle is affected by going to http://www.ismyairbagsafe.com.au
We also recommend you visit https://www.productsafety.gov.au/newsletter/subscribe to subscribe to receive updates about current and future recalls as they are published.
Further information for consumers is available at https://www.productsafety.gov.au/recalls/compulsory-takata-airbag-recall
Authorised Lexus dealers
- 12 January 2001 - 10 July 2013
Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is the responsible regulator for this recall.