Toy­ota re­calls 3400 ve­hi­cles for airbag re­pairs

The Horowhenua Mail - - LETTERS - DAVID LIN­KLATER

Toy­ota New Zealand is re­call­ing 3532 Toy­ota and Lexus mod­els due to what it says is a ‘‘pos­si­ble con­cern’’ with the airbag sen­sor.

Im­pacted mod­els in­clude the Toy­ota Corolla, Toy­ota Hilux, Toy­ota Prius, Lexus NX 200t and Lexus R350h ve­hi­cles man­u­fac­tured in the sec­ond half of 2015. The re­call is due to the pos­si­bil­ity that the in­su­la­tion lay­ers around the pres­sure sen­sor may peel over time, caus­ing the airbag warn­ing light to il­lu­mi­nate.

The com­pany says this can also lead to the cur­tain shield (side) and front airbags be­com­ing de­ac­ti­vated.

There are 765 Toy­ota Corolla, 2542 Hilux, 89 Prius, 100 Lexus NX200t and 89 RX350h NZ-new ve­hi­cle mod­els af­fected.

The rem­edy will be com­pleted free of charge by Toy­ota and Lexus deal­er­ships and will de­pend on in­spec­tion of the ve­hi­cle for time of re­pair. Own­ers of the ve­hi­cles, which are trace­able through reg­is­tra­tion data, will be con­tacted by Toy­ota New Zealand through a rem­edy owner let­ter.

In­su­la­tion lay­ers around airbag pres­sure sen­sor may peel away, caus­ing a warn­ing light to come on.

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