Takata, one of the largest manufacturers of airbags in the world, was hit with another recall by Toyota and Lexis. The latest recall involves almost 198,000 vehicles. The Toyota airbag recall comes on the heels of a General Motors recall of more than 200,000 vehicles.
The alleged design defect in the airbags has been attributed to a dual stage front passenger inflator, which is susceptible to failure or rupture upon deployment in the event of an accident. The result of which can propel metal fragments into vehicle passengers causing serious personal injury.
Toyota and General Motors have both issued recall statements, in particular 2008-model year Corollas and Lexus SC 430’s manufactured between 2008 and 2010. According to GM, vehicles with Takata airbags may also impact SAABS, Saturn, and other vehicles in model years ranging from 2003 to 2011. More than 34 million vehicles with Takata airbags have recalled been in the United States.
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