Japanese automaker Toyota has recalled another 121,900 Toyota and Lexus vehicles in Canada after an additional 3.3-million airbags were added to the ongoing Takata airbags recall.
In Canada (121,900 vehicles affected):
- 2009 Toyota Corolla
- 2009 Toyota Matrix
- 2009 Toyota Yaris
- 2009 Lexus IS250 / 350
- 2009 Lexus IS-F
- 2009 Lexus ES350
In the United States (601,300 vehicles affected):
- 2009-2010, 2013 Scion xB
- 2009-2010, 2013 Toyota Corolla
- 2009-2010, 2013 Toyota Corolla Matrix
- 2009-2010 Toyota Yaris
- 2010, 2013 Toyota 4Runner
- 2013 Toyota Sienna
- 2009-2010, 2013 Lexus IS250 / 350
- 2009-2010, 2013 Lexus IS250C / 350C
- 2009-2010, 2013 Lexus IS-F
- 2009-2010 Lexus ES350
- 2010, 2013 Lexus GX460
Toyota is the first to announce a recall of its vehicles in the latest round of measures to rid Canadian roads of the defective airbag inflators.
The 3.3-million unit recall also affects Audi, BMW, Daimler Vans, Fiat Chrysler, Ford, General Motors, Honda, Jaguar-Land Rover, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Subaru and Tesla vehicles.
Those automakers will likely announce their own recalls in the coming days and weeks.
Takata has been under siege since late 2008 when Honda recalled vehicles from the 2001 and 2002 model years. A coverup scandal at the embattled parts supplier pushed it into the crosshairs of numerous lawsuits, eventually followed by bankruptcy.
The faulty inflators have been attributed to at least 18 deaths and over 100 injuries.
Key Safety Systems, based in Sterling Heights, Michigan, announced late last year it had signed an agreement to purchase Takata for $1.6 billion USD ($2.0 billion CAD). Federal regulators in the U.S. still need to approve the sale of Takata’s U.S. subsidiary, TK Holdings Inc., as Key is owned and controlled by a foreign company in China.