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Toyota Recalling Another 3M Vehicles for Faulty Takata Airbags

Airbag defect the root of the largest safety scandal in automotive history.

by on Mar.30, 2017

The Toyota RAV4 gets hit with a big recall due to faulty Takata airbags.

Toyota says it is recalling about 3 million more vehicles to replace faulty airbags provided by scandal-plagued Japanese supplier Takata.

It is the latest in what is expected to be a continuing series of recalls related to airbag inflators that can, under some circumstances, over-inflate, sending shrapnel into a vehicle’s passenger compartment following a crash. At least 16 deaths have been associated with the Takata debacle, most of those in the United States.

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All told, about 100 million of the airbags are being targeted for recall, though some vehicles use multiple Takata devices. In the U.S. alone, the recall as so far impacted about 40 million vehicles, but millions more are expected to be added to the list over the next several years. (more…)

Toyota Recalls 6.5 Million Vehicles Worldwide

Faulty window switch could lead to vehicle fire.

by on Oct.21, 2015

The Toyota Camry is part of a 6.5-millin vehicle recall resulting from a faulty window switch that could lead to a fire.

The era of the massive recall rolls on as Toyota announced it’s recalling 6.5 million vehicles worldwide, including 2.7 million in North America, due to a problem with a power window switch in a variety of models.

The Japanese automaker revealed the modules in the power master switches may have been lubricated inconsistently when built. Wear at the electrical contact points can cause debris to collect there and cause a short circuit of the switch.

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The switch can overheat, melt and potentially cause a vehicle a fire. The recall includes the Yaris, Corolla and Camry as well as are the Matrix, RAV4, Highlander, Tundra, Sequoia and Scion xB. The vehicles were produced between January 2005 and December 2010, Toyota said. (more…)

Toyota Adds 1.37 Mil to Takata Recall Roll

Maker now has 2.9 million vehicles affected.

by on Jun.17, 2015

Toyota recently added 1.37 million more vehicles to its list of vehicles recalled for faulty Takata airbags.

Automakers have been poring over their records in the last few weeks to ascertain which of their vehicles have faulty Takata airbags. Most have found and publicized which ones, but Toyota added another 1.37 million vehicles to its list.

The total number of Toyota vehicles in the U.S. with the potentially deadly airbags is now 2.9 million, the company said.

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On Monday, Honda announced it was recalling 1.39 million in the U.S. with faulty front passenger-side Takata airbags. The vehicles had previously been recalled for front driver-side airbags. (more…)