UMW Toyota Motor (UMWT) has announced a recall for approximately 41,000 Toyota vehicles for the replacement of the airbag inflator module in these vehicles. The vehicles involved were subjected to a previous Takata airbag inflator recall and repaired between 2014 and 2019, with the modules in a certain number of vehicles being replaced with a non-desiccated airbag inflator produced by Takata.
Under the current recall, those airbag inflators will be replaced with a further improved airbag inflator component. The company says that the vehicles affected by the issue were manufactured from 2001 to 2013.
Affected models are the Toyota Vios (produced from May 2003 to Aug 2007, and Sept 2007 to July 2013), Toyota Corolla Altis (produced from July 2001 to July 2007), Toyota Camry (produced from June 2002 to Dec 2005) and the Toyota Yaris (produced from Jan 2006 to Aug 2007).
The company says it will officially notify all owners of affected vehicles to bring their cars in, adding that the replacement of the airbag inflator module will be carried out at no charge to the owners. Owners of the involved vehicles can contact any authorised Toyota service centre or call the Toyota Freephone at 1800-8-TOYOTA (869682).