Toyota Motor Corporation Australia Limited — Toyota Corolla ZZE121, ZZE122, ZZE123 and Toyota Avensis ACM20
What are the defects?
Some of these vehicles are fitted with an airbag system that could experience electrical shorting due to exposure to high inductive electrical noise in the electrical circuit, resulting in damage to the Airbag Sensor Assembly (ECU). This could cause airbag warning lights to illuminate and the front airbag(s) and/or seat belt pretensioner(s) to become deactivated, and/or cause those airbag(s) to deploy inadvertently.
What are the hazards?
Takata airbag inflator:
In the event of an airbag inflator rupture, metal fragments could propel out through the airbag cushion towards the vehicle occupants causing serious injury or fatality.
Toyota Corolla ZZE122:
The combination of the faulty Takata airbag inflator and the ECU defect results in an increased risk of a crash, serious injury or death.
What should consumers do?
Authorised Toyota dealers
Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is the responsible regulator for this recall.