Toyota recalls nearly 1,600 cars for airbag fault

Thursday, Jul 25, 2019 11:50

The recall programme will run from July 29, 2019 to July 29, 2022, with a repair time of less than half an hour per vehicle. — Photo courtesy of Toyota

Toyota Motor Viet Nam (TMV) is recalling 1,592 vehicles over a programming problem in the airbag electronic control unit (ECU).

According to the Japanese car maker, the recalled model is the Toyota Rush. The recalled cars were manufactured in Indonesia between July 16, 2018 and January 10, 2019.

Due to the programming issue, when the rear wheel of the vehicle passes over a pothole or uneven road surface, the central airbag ECU may determine that it is a side collision. This could unexpectedly trigger the side and curtain shield airbags, putting passengers at risk.

The recall programme will take place from July 29, 2019 to July 29, 2022, with a fix time of about 0.4 hours per vehicle.

For Toyota Rush cars that were not imported through official channels, Toyota Motor Viet Nam will help owners contact Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) to get information.

After receiving confirmation and approval from TMC, Toyota Motor Viet Nam dealers will proceed to replace the central airbag ECU for free. — VNS

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