Around 2.27 million vehicles have been recalled worldwide, with around 19,600 of those belonging to customers in Australia.
Most of the vehicles covered in the 2013 recall have been recalled again, as Toyota believes that some may have been missed during the initial recall and is “modifying the remedy procedure”.
Front-passenger airbag inflators in the affected models contain improperly manufactured propellant and could rupture, causing the airbag to inflate abnormally during a collision.
Toyota says its list of serial numbers provided by airbag manufacturer the Takata Corportation was incomplete, and the Japanese carmaker has changed its policy from ‘replace some’ to ‘replace all’.
Affected models in Australia include the Corolla and Avensis along with the Lexus SC 430, built between 2001 and 2003.
Toyota also recalled more than 300,000 Yaris, HiLux and 70 Series LandCruiser models in April, as part of a worldwide program encompassing more than six million vehicles.
A potential fault with the adaptive cruise control can result in unintended and continued acceleration, with a software update required to remedy the problem.
A rear brake-hose can potentially wear through after rubbing on a bracket from the rear sub-frame, causing sudden loss of brake fluid.
Other recalls of late include Iveco Euro 5 ACCO vehicles with a “6F2222300” VIN prefix due to a potential battery cable fault, along with KTM 690 Enduro R and 690 SMC R models, due to a potential fault with the foot brake lever.
Owners of the affected vehicles should be contacted by the relevant manufacturer shortly, but any owner wishing to learn more about the latest round of recalls should contact their local dealer.
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