Toyota Ireland recall over 11,000 cars in Ireland for fears of "injury or death to vehicle occupants"
Toyota Ireland has recalled over 11,000 cars in Ireland for fears of "injury or death to vehicle occupants."
Certain types of Avensis, Corolla, Avensis Verso, and Yaris passenger vehicles have been recalled following the safety concerns.
The 11,943 vehicles in question were produced between February 2001 and July 2008.
The safety issued that was identified showed that it is possible that there is an airbag which contain a non-desiccated, phase stabilised ammonium nitrate propellant.
The Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC) reports that a defect related to motor vehicle safety may arise in the inflators due to propellant degradation occurring after prolonged exposure to high absolute humidity, high temperatures, and high-temperature cycling.
An inflator rupture may cause metal fragments to pass through the airbag and into the vehicle interior at high speed, which may result in injury or death to vehicle occupants.
Toyota Ireland has said they be will contacting all affected customers directly by mail to arrange to have their vehicles checked by their local Toyota Dealer or Authorised Repairer at a time convenient to them, and at no cost to the owner. Alternatively, a customer may log-on to our web site to check if their vehicle is affected (https://www.toyota.ie/recall-checker) and can avail of an on-line booking facility with their local Toyota Dealer or Authorised Repairer. Additionally, there are information videos on the airbag replacement on the Toyota web site.