Toyota Motor Corporation Australia Limited — Toyota Corolla ZZE121, ZZE122, ZZE123 and Toyota Avensis ACM20
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?
Consumers will be contacted to advise them that their vehicle is included in this recall. Registered consumers will then be notified by Toyota when the required parts are available in the first quarter of 2019. Owners of affected vehicles should contact their Toyota dealer or Toyota Recall Assist Helpline on 1800 987 366 (Monday to Friday, 8am-6pm AEDT) to arrange for a replacement airbag inflator free of charge.
Consumers can check if they are affected by the Takata airbag recall, by entering the vehicle’s registration number at https://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 Toyota dealers
Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is the responsible regulator for this recall.