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Toyota Recalling 1.7 Million Vehicles Over Takata Airbags

Toyota has issued a new recall of 1.7 million vehicles around the world to have their Takata airbags replaced. It’s the latest move in response to the problems of exploding airbags from the defunct Japanese manufacturer that have caused a number of deaths and injuries due to flying shrapnel.

Up to now 23 people have been killed globally due to the defective airbags – 21 in Honda models, and 2 in Ford vehicles.

There have been numerous large-scale recalls in response to the defective airbags. And we haven’t seen the last of them. Last week Ford issued a recall of 953,000 of its models to have the airbags recalled.

2013 Toyota Corolla
Photo: Toyota
2013 Toyota Corolla

Other recalls are expected during 2019, as it is estimated that around 16.7 million of the defective Takata 50 million airbags installed in vehicles are still present in vehicles currently in use.

It all amounts to the largest recall in history, by far. We will of course keep you posted as new recalls connected to the Takata airbag affair are issued.

The latest Toyota recall affects the following models:

Toyota 4Runner 2010 to 2016
Toyota Corolla 2010 to 2013
Toyota Matrix 2010 to 2013
Toyota Sienna 2011 to 2014
Lexus ES350 2010 to 2012
Lexus GX 460 2010 to 2017
Lexus IS250C and 350C 2010 to 2015
Lexus IS250 and 350 2010 to 2013
Lexus IS-F 2010 to 2014
Scion XB 2010 to 2015

If you see your vehicle on this list, you can contact your car dealership for information about the steps to be taken.

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