14 September 2016 / Recalls
Toyota and Lexus have announced a worldwide recall involving certain Toyota Prius and Lexus RX models due to an assembly concern affecting the front passenger airbag. Approximately 14,100 vehicles are involved.
There are nine New Zealand new Lexus RX vehicles involved in this recall.
Currently there have been no imported used vehicles identified in New Zealand involved, however investigation is still ongoing.
Involved vehicles are equipped with a front passenger air bag which contains stored, compressed gas in the inflator. A component in the airbag assembly may have been improperly welded and/or misassembled. If this occurs, the stored gas may escape without a deployment signal and result in the partial inflation of the air bag which in the event of a crash could increase the risk of injury.
For all involved vehicles, Toyota and Lexus dealers will replace the front passenger air bag assembly with a new one at no cost to customers.
There have been no reported crashes, injuries or fatalities associated with this condition.
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