In January 2020, Toyota announced it is recalling 2.9 million vehicles. If your car is one of the models listed, see your Toyota dealer for repairs.
This recall is for an airbag electronic control unit that may or may not deploy your airbag in an accident. This control unit also controls the seatbelt pretensioners and their function could be affected, as well.
Toyota Models on the Recall List:
• 2011-2019 Corolla
• 2011-2013 Matrix
• 2012-2018 Avalon
• 2013-2018 Avalon Hybrid
Early last year the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration had led an investigation into faulty airbags and these Toyota models were part of that study. There were 12 million vehicles in this study. They were vehicles from 2010 through 2019 sold by Toyota, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV, Honda Motor Co, Hyundai Motor Co, Kia Motors Corp and Mitsubishi.
The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) stated that there have been 8 deaths they attribute to this airbag issue. Hyundai, Kia and Fiat Chrysler had issued a recall in 2018, prior to this Toyota recall in 2020. Hyundai and Kia stated they had 4 deaths and 6 injuries involved with this issue. Toyota did not share their data with the press.
Toyota will be notifying affected vehicle owners by mail in March 2020. Be sure your car’s registration has your correct mailing address and you should receive the notification.
You can also sign up for the NHTSA recall email list to receive email notifications when there is a recall.
Or you can use the page to look up your car’s VIN to see if it has any recalls. The form is on the right side of the page.
You can also register with Toyota and when there’s a recall, you’ll be notified.
A1 Performance Auto Repair
If you have a recall problem with any vehicle, you’ll need to see the dealer to get it repaired without charge. We cannot repair these vehicles for free at A1 Performance Auto Repair. We offer these notices as a convenience to our customers.