Toyota Motor Vietnam recalls 4,000 Vios, Corrolla cars

Tuesday, Jul 21, 2015 11:19

Nearly 4,000 vios units produced in Viet Nam from September 13, 2007 to December 31, 2008 will be replacecd the inflator module of the front passenger airbag. — Photo

HA NOI (Biz Hub) — Toyota Motor Vietnam (TMV) is recalling 3,810 Vios units produced in Viet Nam and 148 imported Corolla units to check and replace the inflator module of the front passenger airbag.

The company announcement on July 20 said the nationwide Toyota dealership network would begin recalling the cars from September 1 this year, involving Corolla cars produced from November 3, 2004, to April 28, 2005, and Vios cars from September 13, 2007, to December 31, 2008.

This campaign is covered by the global recall campaign of Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) for 7,949,000 vehicles of different models.

The campaign has been launched because the said vehicles are equipped with front passenger airbag inflators which, a defect information report submitted by Takata in April 2013 in certain countries said, could have been assembled with improperly manufactured propellant wafers.

Improperly manufactured propellant wafers could cause the inflator to rupture and the front passenger airbag to deploy abnormally in a crash, increasing the risk of injury to the occupant. In addition, in certain models equipped with single-stage passenger airbag inflators (Takata-designated SPI), such inflators may have been manufactured in such a way as to have a potential for the intrusion of moisture over time. The cause of such moisture intrusion and the link, if any, to the risk of inflator rupture is not known.

TMV will check and replace the airbag inflator module of the front passenger airbag in the affected vehicles at no cost. The total time required for checking and replacing the modules is about 1.4 hours for Corolla and two hours for Vios.

The airbags of drivers in the affected cars supplied by another supplier (not Takata company) will not be involved in this campaign.

For further information as well as confirm if a vehicle is in the affected list of the campaign, customers can access the TMV website at or directly contact TMV dealers nationwide. — VNS

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