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Toyota Motor Corporation - Toyota Corolla ZZE122/123 MY2003-2005 Recall

A recall notice for Toyota Corolla ZZE122/123 MY2003-2005 supplied by Toyota Motor Corporation. Airbag inflator: As it gets older, a combination of high temperatures and humidity can cause the airbag inflator propellant to degrade. If an affected vehicle is involved in a collision triggering the airbag, the metal inflator housing may explode/rupture under too much internal pressure.

oyota Motor Corporation - Toyota Corolla ZZE122/123 MY2003-2005

PRA No.

2020/18579

Date published

29 Sep 2020

Campaign number

BGG23

Product description

Corolla ZZE122
Model Years 2003-2005
Front passenger side airbag
5 475 vehicles affected

Corolla ZZE123
Model Years 2003-2005
Front passenger side airbag
785 vehicles affected

All Vehicle Identification Numbers(VINs) in this recall commence with AHT

Vehicles in this recall were previously recalled for the replacement of the driver’s airbag in recall PRA2017/15950 (campaign BGG30).

Total of 6 260 affected vehicles

Identifying features

VIN (Vehicle identification number)

See attached VIN list

VIN list.xlsx (105.39 KB)

What are the defects?

Airbag inflator: As it gets older, a combination of high temperatures and humidity can cause the airbag inflator propellant to degrade. If an affected vehicle is involved in a collision triggering the airbag, the metal inflator housing may explode/rupture under too much internal pressure.

What are the hazards?

In the event that a defective airbag inflator ruptures, metal fragments may propel out through the airbag cushion towards the vehicle occupants causing serious injury or fatality.

What should consumers do?

Owners of affected vehicles should contact their local Toyota dealership via the website at https://www.toyota.com.au/owners/service/online-service-booking to arrange for a replacement airbag inflator free of charge.

Consumers who are unsure whether they are affected can also use Toyota’s VIN look-up tool at https://www.toyota.com.au/recalls or contact Toyota on 1800 987 366 or contact their preferred dealer.

Alternatively, consumers can use their registration plate number to check if their vehicle is affected by going to http://www.ismyairbagsafe.com.au

Please Note : Vehicles in this recall were previously recalled for the replacement of the driver’s airbag in recall PRA2017/15950 (campaign BGG30). Owners must now have the passenger airbag replaced.

We also recommend you visit https://www.productsafety.gov.au/newsletter/subscribe to subscribe to receive updates about current and future recalls as they are published.

Further information for consumers is available at: https://www.productsafety.gov.au/recalls/compulsory-takata-airbag-recall

Supplier

Toyota Motor Corporation

Traders who sold this product

Authorised Toyota Dealers

Where the product was sold

Nationally

Dates available for sale

  • 30 April 2003 - 30 September 2004

Responsible regulator

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is the responsible regulator for this recall.