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Important Takata Airbag Safety Recall Information

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Toyota has initiated Safety Recalls for certain Toyota and Lexus vehicles equipped with Takata Front Passenger Airbag Inflators and one Toyota model equipped with a Takata Driver's Airbag Inflator. The subject vehicles are equipped with Takata airbag inflators which utilize a propellant that may degrade over time, after experiencing long term exposure to environmental moisture and fluctuating high temperatures. In some cases, inflators may also have certain manufacturing defects that enable moisture intrusion and propellant degradation. Inflator propellant degradation is accelerated in warmer climates with high absolute humidity. Propellant degradation creates excessive internal pressure when the airbag is deployed and can cause the inflator to rupture. In the event of an inflator rupture, metal fragments could pass through the airbag cushion material, striking the vehicle occupants and may result in serious injury or death.

To understand if your vehicle is currently involved in these recalls, please use the convenient Safety Recall VIN Lookup Tool. Follow the instructions for your vehicle as listed. If your vehicle does not currently indicate any open Safety Recalls, please return to this site or your dealer at least every three months to confirm the Safety Recall status for your vehicle.

Update March 2016

Toyota and Lexus passenger inflator recalls now also include 2008 model year Corolla/Corolla Matrix and 2008-2010 model year Lexus SC 430 vehicles.

Update May/June 2016

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced an industry-wide expansion of the Takata Inflator Recalls. More Information.


As outlined below, prior to May 2016 Toyota has been conducting three separate recall actions for certain Toyota and Lexus vehicles equipped with Takata Front Passenger Airbag Inflators and one Toyota model equipped with a Takata Driver's Airbag Inflator. Parts are available for these recalls, and we urge involved owners to promptly contact their dealer to make an appointment to have the repair performed.

Driver's Airbag Inflator

Toyota has initiated a nationwide Safety Recall action related to the Driver's dual-stage airbag inflators in 2004 – 2005 model year RAV4 vehicles. This is the only Toyota model in the United States and United States Territories involving Takata Driver's airbag inflators. If your vehicle is involved, the Driver's airbag inflator will be replaced at no charge to you at an authorized Toyota Dealer.

Nationwide Safety Recall F0L:
  • 2004 - 2005 RAV4

Front Passenger Airbag Inflator

Prior to May 2016, Toyota has been conducting two separate Safety Recall actions related to Takata Front Passenger airbag inflators on various Toyota models and one Lexus model. These Safety Recalls remain active and repairs are underway.

The first is a nationwide recall, DSF (Toyota)/DSC (Lexus), and the second recall is regional, focused on the Gulf Coast and other areas within the United States and United States Territories with warmer climates and consistently high absolute humidity, E04 (Toyota)/ELG (Lexus)

A vehicle may be included in either the nationwide Takata inflator recall activity or the regional inflator recall. Any vehicle originally sold, or ever registered, in the previously defined high absolute humidity areas will be included in the E04/ELG Safety Recalls.

If your vehicle is involved in either recall, the front Passenger airbag will be replaced at no charge to you at an authorized Toyota Dealer or authorized Lexus Dealer for the Lexus model involved. Only the models and model years listed below are equipped with the inflators subject to these recalls.

Map of safety recall areas
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Nationwide Safety Recall DSF/DSC:
(Front Passenger)
  • 2003-2008 Corolla
  • 2003-2008 Corolla Matrix
  • 2003-2006 Tundra
  • 2002-2007 Sequoia
  • 2002-2010 Lexus SC 430
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Regional Safety Recall E04/ELG:
(Front Passenger)
  • 2003-2008 Corolla
  • 2003-2008 Corolla Matrix
  • 2003-2006 Tundra
  • 2002-2007 Sequoia
  • 2002-2010 Lexus SC 430

High absolute humidity is related to higher temperature, southern coastal areas and is not the same as high relative humidity. Test results from the inflators recovered from consistently high absolute humidity areas have shown a possible elevated risk for Passenger airbag inflator rupture.

If your vehicle is not located in, or has not ever been registered in, the areas with consistently high absolute humidity (such as, Florida, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Gulf Coast and US Territories), your vehicle is included in the nationwide Safety Recall.

We will notify you directly by first class mail when parts are released in your area and invite you in to your local dealer for the remedy. However, if your vehicle is part of this Safety Recall and you have not yet received a letter indicating parts are available, you may at this time schedule an appointment with your dealer to have the remedy completed. All owner mailings for these pre-May 2016 actions will be completed by June 30, 2016.

Please see the Safety Recall VIN Lookup Tool to confirm your vehicle's involvement.

Please remember, the front Passenger airbag is designed to inflate only in certain moderate to severe crashes. If you are operating a vehicle involved in these Safety Recall actions, you should locate passengers in the rear seating positions to minimize risk.

SAFETY RECALL E04:

Areas of High Absolute Humidity Front Passenger Airbag Inflator

SAFETY RECALL DSF:

Nationwide Front Passenger Airbag Inflator


Update: May/June 2016

On May 4, 2016, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced an industry-wide expansion of the Takata Inflator Recalls. This announcement explains that Takata will, over time, recall additional specific front airbag inflators manufactured with phase-stabilized ammonium nitrate (PSAN) propellant that also do not contain a material called a "desiccant" (a chemical drying agent that absorbs moisture). This expansion impacts Toyota and multiple other automotive manufacturers using specific Takata front airbag inflators.

On May 23, 2016, Toyota filed a new Safety Recall based on recent information from Takata and NHTSA defining specific passenger airbag inflators that may experience propellant degradation. Propellant degradation creates excessive internal pressure when the airbag is deployed and can cause the inflator to rupture.

This expansion has been structured with 5 phases and 3 geographic zones. Time, temperature, and humidity have been found by NHTSA and multiple independent investigations to contribute to significant propellant degradation that can lead to an unreasonable risk of inflator rupture.

ZONE A:

Includes states and US territories with high temperature cycling and humidity. Time in service until significant propellant degradation may occur is projected at between 6-9 years. See states in red, below.

ZONE B:

Includes states with moderate temperature cycling and humidity. Time in service until significant propellant degradation may occur is projected at between 10-15 years. See states in yellow, below.

ZONE C:

Includes states with lower temperature cycling and humidity. Time in service until significant propellant degradation may occur is projected at between 15-20 years. See states in blue, below.

Note: There are no new vehicles currently available for sale that are included in this Safety Recall; however, there are some new vehicles available for sale that will be included in a future phase of this Safety Recall. Please refer to the Toyota or Lexus FAQs and the chart below for more information.

To understand if your vehicle may be involved in this additional front passenger airbag inflator Safety Recall, or if your vehicle may be involved in a future phase of this Safety Recall, please select your vehicle below:

Select an Affected Vehicle

Please search for your vehicle using the options below. Only Takata-affected vehicles are listed. To check other recall information, please use the VIN Lookup Tool on the previous page.

If you cannot find your Make/Model/Model Year, your vehicle is not involved in the Takata Airbag Inflator Safety Recall.

NOTE: The vehicle models and model years described on this document represent the best information currently available to Toyota and is subject to change if additional information is identified by Toyota, Takata, or NHTSA.

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