14 May 2015

Airbag fault drives Toyota recall

10:56 am on 14 May 2015

Toyota New Zealand is recalling 26,050 Corolla, Picnic, Yaris and RAV4 vehicles for a possible fault with the driver and front seat passenger airbags.

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Photo: AFP

The vehicles affected by the recall are Yaris and RAV4 vehicles manufactured between 2003 and 2005, and the Corolla, Picnic and Yaris models manufactured between 2001 and 2007.

Toyota NZ customer services general manager Spencer Morris said the company the recall was

part of a worldwide recall of 5.089 million Toyotas fitted with airbags from outside supplier Takata.

Takata has supplied airbags to a number of other Japanese and European motor manufacturers which have been the subject of recalls in recent years.

Toyota was not aware of any incidents in New Zealand where airbags in the vehicles affected by the recall might have deployed abnormally in an accident, Mr Morris said in a statement.

Owners of the vehicles, which are traceable through registration data, will be contacted by Toyota New Zealand.

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