Toyota recalls cars sold in high absolute humidity areas for faulty and dangerous airbags

Toyota Motor Corporation

Toyota is recalling certain model year 2002-2005 Lexus SC and Toyota Sequoia and 2003-2005 Toyota Tundra, Corolla, Corolla and Matrix vehicles that were originally sold, or are currently registered, in high absolute humidity areas of southern Florida, along the Gulf Coast, Puerto Rico, Hawaii, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, Saipan and American Samoa. The inflators in the front passenger air bags are susceptible to rupture in the event of a crash necessitating the deployment of the front passenger air bag.

Toyota estimates approximately 247,000 vehicles are affected by the recall.

The recall was necessitated by a safety hazard posed by the affected airbags.  In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the front passenger’s frontal air bag, the inflator could rupture with metal fragments striking and potentially seriously injuring the passenger seat occupant or other occupants.

Toyota will notify owners of affected Toyota and Lexus vehicles and will replace the passenger side air bag inflator, free of charge. If a replacement inflator is not available, as an interim measure, the dealer will disable the front passenger air bag and advise the customer not to use the front passenger seat until a replacement inflator is installed. Toyota will begin its owner notification and remedy of the affected Toyota and Lexus vehicles on or around October 25, 2014.

If you have been injured by such a faulty airbag, please share your story, or contact us to inquire about your legal rights.


Rainer H. said
615 days ago
What about a class action suit regarding loss of use of front passenger seat?
Toyota Letter: “Until the remedy becomes available in your location we recommend that you do not operate the vehicle with an occupant in the front passenger seat.” 2006 Corolla.


Annie G. said
284 days ago
I have a problem with being told to not ride anyone in my passenger seat. this limit my enjoyment of my car.

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