About the airbag defect
The propellant in inflators in the Takata airbags subject to the recall may degrade after prolonged exposure to high absolute humidity and fluctuating high temperatures. Degraded propellant can cause inflator rupture during airbag deployment. In the event of an inflator rupture, metal fragments could pass through the airbag cushion material, striking the vehicle occupants, and result in serious injury or death.
As part of the recall process, Toyota Australia notifies registered owners of affected vehicles by mail.
A full list of all vehicles affected by the Takata Airbag Recall in Australia, is available on the Australian Government's productsafety.gov.au website at Takata airbag recalls affecting Australian consumers.
How To Check If A Toyota Vehicle Is Affected
Affected vehicles are determined by the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN). You'll need the VIN of the vehicle that you want to check.
If you don't have it, you can find it by locating:*
- the vehicle compliance label: the VIN is located on the driver's or passenger's side door jamb or is stamped into the floor in front of the driver's side seat
- the vehicle registration certificate: find your VIN on the vehicle registration certificate issued by the vehicle registration body in your state or territory
- the vehicle retail delivery card: the VIN is printed on the retail delivery card, this may be found in your vehicle Service & Warranty booklet
- the Owner's Manual: instructions to find your VIN are also located within the Owner's Manual.
Note: to complete this check, you will need to have the Vehicle VIN ready.