The recall, which is affecting 3.4 million vehicles, is due to defective airbags supplied by Takata Corp. The affected vehicles were built by Honda, Mazda, Nissan and Toyota between November 2000 and March 2004
Toyota posted a press release on this recall. They stated “The involved vehicles are equipped with front passenger airbag inflators which could have been assembled with improperly manufactured propellant wafers. Improperly manufactured propellant wafers could cause the inflator to rupture and the front passenger airbag to deploy abnormally in the event of a crash.
The vehicles involved include certain Toyota Corolla, Corolla Matrix, Sequoia, and Tundra, and Lexus SC 430 models manufactured from 2001 – 2003.
More precise vehicle information is being developed, but about 510,000 vehicles may have to be inspected to locate the suspect inflators.”
Read Toyota’s Press Release.
According to Honda’s press release:
“Honda will voluntarily recall approximately 426,000 model-year 2001-2003 Civic vehicles, approximately 43,000 CR-V vehicles from the 2002-2003 model years and approximately 92,000 model-year 2002 Odyssey vehicles in the United States to replace the passenger front airbag inflator.”
Read Honda’s Press release in its entirety.
At the time of this writing, Mazda and Nissan have not released a Press Release.
According to the manufacturers’ Press Releases, owners of affected vehicles should receive notification via mail.