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Toyota recalls over 800,000 vehicles due to possible inadvertent airbag deployment

Posted By News Staff On Tuesday, February 5, 2013 @ 3:00 am In News | No Comments

National Highway Traffic Safety AdministrationWashington, D.C. – Toyota is recalling certain model year 2003-2004 Corolla and Corolla Matrix vehicles and 2003-2004 Pontiac Vibe vehicles. The supplemental restraint system (SRS) circuits are susceptible to internal shorting.

The electrical short may create an abnormal current flow and increased heat which can damage the circuits. This could result in an inadvertent deployment of the front airbags and/or seat belt pretensioners.

2004 Toyota Corolla [1]

2004 Toyota Corolla

Vehicle Information

Vehicle Make / Model Model Year(s)
Pontiac / Vibe 2003-2004
Toyota / Corolla 2003-2004
Toyota / Corolla Matrix 2003-2004

 

Manufacturer: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing

Report Receipt Date: January 30th, 2013
NHTSA Campaign Number: 13V029000

Component(s): Air Bags
Potential Number of Units Affected: 887,709

Consequence

Inadvertent deployment of the airbags or the seat belt pretensioners may increase the risk of injury and the possibility of a vehicle crash.

Remedy

Toyota will notify their owners, and General Motors will notify theirs. Dealers will install a supplemental harness containing an electrical filter between the airbag control module and its wire harness, free of charge. A notification schedule has not been provided. For more information, Toyota owners may call 1.800.331.4331 and Pontiac owners may call 1-800-620-7668.

Notes

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1.888.327.4236 (TTY 1.800.424.9153), or go to www.safercar.gov [2].


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