Toyota has announced the recall of 1.7 million cars across North America in relation to the ongoing recall of vehicles associated with Takata airbags.
We reported last week that the Government of Canada has warned Canadians about the dangerous airbags, as there have been reports of injury and death in the United States.
TL;DR Toyota has now joined Ford in recalling millions of vehicles due to the airbags used within. The airbags were created by the Japanese company Takata and are used in nearly every popular car make and model released in the last ten years.
This is not the first time Toyota has had to deal with a recall in relation to Takata airbags, either. In November of last year, they recalled 1.6 million vehicles due to the malfunctioning airbag system.
The airbags have been known to explode on deployment, sending shrapnel flying through the vehicle.
Toyota and Lexus are both ready to replace the airbag inflator or the entire airbag system for free depending on the make and year of the vehicle.
The Toyota vehicles that are currently included in the recall are:
- 2010-2016 4Runner
- 2010-2013 Corolla and Matrix
- 2011-2014 Sienna
- 2010-2017 GX 460
- 2010-2013 IS 250 and 350
- 2010-2014 Lexus IS-F
- 2010-2015 Scion XB
Other car brands that used Takata airbags include Tesla, Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Honda, Ford Fiat Chrysler, Nissan, Mazda, Jaguar-Land Rover, Subaru, Mitsubishi, and General Motors, according to CBS.
You can consult the entire list of vehicles that are being recalled in association with Takata airbags on the Transport Canada website.
Find out if your vehicle is affected on the Toyota website here.