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Eugene

(62,181 posts)
Mon Jan 29, 2024, 06:39 PM Jan 2024

Toyota warns drivers of 50,000 vehicles to stop driving immediately and get repaired

Source: CBS News

Toyota warns drivers of 50,000 vehicles to stop driving immediately and get repaired

By Aimee Picchi
Edited By Anne Marie Lee
January 29, 2024 / 5:17 PM EST / CBS News

Toyota is urging the owners of 50,000 older vehicles to stop driving the cars immediately and get their airbags fixed. According to the voluntary recall, the vehicles should not be driven until their faulty airbags have been repaired or replaced.

The recall notice, issued on Thursday, covers these models:

• 2003-2004 Corolla
• 2003-2004 Corolla Matrix
• 2004-2005 RAV4

Because of the age of the airbags, it's more likely that a part inside could explode and shoot sharp metal fragments, which could lead to serious injury or even death, the automaker said.

"Owners SHOULD NOT DRIVE these vehicles until the FREE safety recall repair has been conducted," Toyota said in the statement.

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Read more: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/toyota-recall-50000-corolla-rav4-do-not-drive-warning/

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Related: Toyota Issues DO NOT DRIVE Advisory for Certain 2003-2005 Models with Recalled Takata Airbags (Toyota)

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Toyota warns drivers of 50,000 vehicles to stop driving immediately and get repaired (Original Post) Eugene Jan 2024 OP
So is Toyo picking up the tow to the Dealerships? I mean, if you can't drive them. bucolic_frolic Jan 2024 #1
Just another chapter in the Takata airbag fiasco. Aussie105 Jan 2024 #2
Huh Chi67 Jan 2024 #3
Several car manufacturers were involved Ritabert Jan 2024 #4
Exploding airbags are no joke. I did a scan on a woman who's airbag went off. ..Metal in her face and mitch96 Jan 2024 #5

Aussie105

(5,776 posts)
2. Just another chapter in the Takata airbag fiasco.
Mon Jan 29, 2024, 06:48 PM
Jan 2024

And I thought that was over and done with . . . guess not.

What may be hidden information, is that the 'do not drive' period for owners of the 20 year old cars may be quite long before their airbag(s) is/are replaced.

It's not like a warehouse full of trustworthy air bags actually exists.

Went through the process with a 2004 Mitsubishi Lancer, passenger side only. Replaced twice.
That was years ago.

Chi67

(1,099 posts)
3. Huh
Mon Jan 29, 2024, 06:51 PM
Jan 2024

I would say that the fact they are doing this on 20 year old cars is pretty commendable. However, I do not know the history of their airbag issues.

Ritabert

(720 posts)
4. Several car manufacturers were involved
Mon Jan 29, 2024, 07:02 PM
Jan 2024

The airbag maker Takata supplied them to Honda as well. We had our passenger one replaced twice on a Toyota Sequoia.

mitch96

(14,158 posts)
5. Exploding airbags are no joke. I did a scan on a woman who's airbag went off. ..Metal in her face and
Mon Jan 29, 2024, 08:15 PM
Jan 2024

burnt lungs from the propellant. The bag was suppose to protect you from the flying metal and gas but
with the failure it was like a bomb going off about a foot from your face. Pls be safe..
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