Toyota Motor Corporation Australia Limited — Toyota Echo NCP1 & RAV4 ACA2
What are the defects?
Airbag inflator: if an affected vehicle is involved in a collision triggering the airbag, the metal inflator housing explodes / ruptures under too much internal pressure.
What are the hazards?
In the event that a defective airbag inflator ruptures, metal fragments propel out through the airbag cushion towards the vehicle occupants causing serious injury or fatality.
What should consumers do?
Owners of affected vehicles should contact their local Toyota dealership or Toyota’s head office directly by phoning 1800 987 366 or emailing email@example.com to arrange for a replacement airbag inflator free of charge. It is critical that owners of cars with alpha airbags installed take immediate steps to have the airbags replaced because of the significant risk of injury or death involved in using cars with these airbags.
Consumers can use Toyota’s VIN look-up tool to see if their vehicle is affected by this recall: http://recalls.toyota.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
Toyota Motor Corporation Australia
Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is the responsible regulator for this recall.