Airbag Recall Information From Toyota of Muskegon

At Toyota of Muskegon, we care immensely about your safety. We are providing the following information to keep you informed of the details specific to the Takata Airbag Inflator Recall.

This Safety Recall applies to owners of vehicles originally sold in or currently registered in areas of High Absolute Humidity, encompassing the following: Coastal Areas around the Gulf of Mexico or Texas, Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia and Louisiana. In addition it will include Florida, Puerto Rico, Guam, Saipan, American Samoa, Virgin Islands and Hawaii.

On October 20, 2014 Toyota filed a Defect Information Report (DIR) with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) informing the agency of its intent to conduct voluntary safety recall on certain 2003-2005 model year Corolla, Corolla Matrix and Tundra vehicles and certain 2002 - 2005 model year Sequoia vehicles.

The subject vehicles are equipped with front passenger air bag assemblies. When located in areas with consistently high absolute humidity, the front passenger air bag inflator could be susceptible to rupture and the front passenger air bag could deploy abnormally in a crash, increasing the risk of injury to the occupant. The cause of the potential ruptured inflators and influence of high absolute humidity are under investigation.

Are Only Toyota Vehicles Affected?
No. Millions of vehicles from Honda, Nissan and other manufacturers have been recalled as well.

Covered Vehicles
There are approximately 240,000 Toyota vehicles covered by this Safety Recall which are located in areas of High Absolute Humidity.
What is the inflator?
The inflator is a device contained within the airbag assembly. It contains a solid propellant wafer which is ignited in the event air bag deployment is necessary. When ignited, the wafer expands into an inert gas, inflating the air bag.

What is the cause of this condition?
The cause of the potential ruptured inflators and influence of high absolute humidity are under investigation.

What is absolute humidity?
The measure of water vapor content in the air is known as absolutely humidity, and it is displayed in grams of water vapor per cubic meter of air. Higher temperature, southern coastal climates consistently experience the greatest concentration of water vapor in the air, as warmer ambient air can hold more water.

How is humidity related to the condition?
The specific relationship of humidity to the operation of the inflator and the cause of the improper air bag inflator performance and the rupture is still under investigation.

What if I have additional questions or concers?
If you have additional question or concerns, please contact the Toyota Customer Experience Center at (888) 903-9814 Monday through Friday, 5:00am to 6:00pm, or Saturday 7:00am to 4:00pm Pacific Time.
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