1,526 locally assembled Toyota Vios manufactured between September 13, 2007 and December 31, 2008 and 35 Toyota Corolla Altis cars produced between November 9, 2004 and April 27, 2005, which were imported into Vietnam and distributed, have been recalled to replace a potentially dangerous airbag system.
|Toyota recalled about 1,600 Vios and Corolla Altis in Vietnam to replace potentially injury-inducing airbag systems |
According to Toyota Vietnam, the units have been installed with the new Takata passenger airbag assembly, which contain air pumps manufactured by Takata Corporation without moisture-proof substance.
In case of an accident, if the airbags are activated, depending on the circumstances, the release of inert gas can create too much internal pressure and lead to the possibility of the air pump cluster cracking. This could lead to metal fragments of the air pump being splashed through the inflated airbag, leading to the risk of serious injury to passengers.
Therefore, Toyota will replace the existing Takata pump by products from other suppliers.
Toyota Vietnam said that so far, the firm has not recorded any accident related to the above error.
The expected inspection and replacement time is about 1-5.5 hours per vehicle and is completely free at all Toyota dealers nationwide.