By CRM staff
Toronto, Ontario -- January 11, 2019-- Toyota is joining Ford and Honda in recalling 1.7 million vehicles in North America equipped with the potentially deadly Takata airbag.
Toyota made the announcement on Wednesday and is not the first OEM to recall these airbags. Automakers such as Ford, and Honda have already issued out their recalls and it is reported that these OEMs are scheduled to replace about 10 million of the Takata airbags starting at the beginning of this month.
Takata inflators can explode with too much pressure which has resulted in at least 23 people dead, and many injured worldwide. But according to an annual report from the U.S. government dated last year there are still about one-third of the recalled inflators that have yet to be replaced. The report also stated that 16.7 million faulty inflators out of 50 million under recall have not yet been fixed.
Toyota is recalling several models including, the 2003- 2013 Toyota Corolla, the 2010 - 2016 4Runner, the 2010 - 2013 Corolla and Matrix, and the 2011 - 2014 Sienna. The Lexus models have also been covered including the 2010 - 2012 ES 350, the 2010 - 2017 GX 460, the 2010 - 2015 IS 250C and 350C, the 2010 - 2013 IS 250 and 350 and the 2010 - 2014 IS-F.