30 Mar '17, 11am

UMW Toyota expands Takata airbag recall – 42k units of 2010-2012 Corolla, Vios, Yaris and Alphard affected https://t.co/n2pE6JBJhh

UMW Toyota expands Takata airbag recall – 42k units of 2010-2012 Corolla, Vios, Yaris and Alphard affected https://t.co/n2pE6JBJhh

Local Toyota distributor UMW Toyota Motor has announced that its recall of Takata airbags has been expanded, this time concerning the front passenger airbag. In total, around 42,000 units of the Corolla Altis, Vios, Yaris and Alphard, manufactured between May 2010 and December 2012, have been affected. As before, the problem is caused by a defective airbag inflator, which contains a non-desiccated, phase-stabilised ammonium nitrate propellant that degrades after prolonged exposure to high absolute humidity, temperatures and cycling between low and high temperatures. As such, the inflator module could rupture when the airbag is deployed, causing metal fragments to pass through the airbag and into the cabin at high speed, potentially resulting in serious injury or death. The Toyota Motor Corporation is currently obtaining the necessary components for the recall, and UMW Toyo...

Full article: https://paultan.org/2017/03/30/umw-toyota-expands-takata-...

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