August 30, 2019
There’s a new recall from Toyota involving airbags. This one affects 2003-2008 Corolla and 2005-2008 Matrix vehicles in the United States. The front passenger airbag was repaired under a previous recall, but Toyota says there’s a possibility it could be damaged if it deploys, and that could increase the risk of someone being injured during a crash.
Toyota says, “This recall is about a new and different issue where the airbag may not deploy as designed in certain vehicles that received a remedy as part of previous Takata recalls.” Automotive News quotes a spokesperson as saying “the airbag replacements used to resolve previous Takata airbag inflator recalls were manufactured by an alternative supplier.”
About 135,000 vehicles are involved in this newest recall. Toyota says dealers will replace the front passenger airbag assembly at no cost to customers. They’ll notify owners by the end of October.