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Takata Airbag Safety Recall

The Takata Airbag Safety Recall is the largest recall in automotive history, involving 19 automakers and tens of millions of airbags. Defective airbags can cause serious injury or even death if not repaired immediately.

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This information was last updated on November 28 2018
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If you own a Toyota, Scion or Lexus manufactured between 2003 and 2013, your vehicle may be subject to a Safety Recall for the Takata Front Passenger Airbag Inflator or Takata Driver's Airbag Inflator.

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Takata Safety Recall Background Information

Toyota has initiated Safety Recalls for certain Toyota, Scion, and Lexus vehicles equipped with Takata Front Passenger Airbag Inflators and one Toyota model equipped with a Takata Driver's Airbag Inflator (see the sections below for details). When the airbags in these vehicles deploy, the inflator can explode, shooting sharp metal fragments at vehicle occupants. This can result in serious injury or even death

To understand if your vehicle is currently involved in these recalls, please use the convenient Safety Recall Lookup Tool above. 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, because more vehicles will be added in the future.

NHTSA Industry-Wide Expansion

On May 4, 2016, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced an industry-wide expansion of the Takata Inflator Recalls. This announcement explained 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 impacted Toyota and multiple other automotive manufacturers using specific Takata front airbag inflators.

This expansion is 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 explosion. Please see the FAQs for more details about the models involved and when each model will be recalled.

The remedy for this safety recall expansion is available for all vehicles currently under recall based on the phased expansion mentioned above. Please use the lookup tool above to confirm if your vehicle is currently involved in the recall. If your vehicle is involved, please visit an authorized Toyota or Lexus dealer immediately for this FREE repair. If your vehicle is not currently involved, please review the FAQ to find out if your vehicle will be recalled in the future.

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, above.

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, above.

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, above.

Note: There are no new vehicles currently available for sale that are included in this Safety Recall; however, there may be 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 for more information.

Driver’s Airbag Indicator

Toyota has initiated a nationwide Safety Recall action (designated F0L) 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. The remedy for this safety recall is available for all involved vehicles. Please visit an authorized Toyota dealer immediately for this FREE repair.

Nationwide Safety Recall F0L:
  • 2004 - 2005 RAV4
Front Passenger Airbag Indicator

Toyota is 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, designated DSF (Toyota and Scion) or 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, designated E04 (Toyota and Scion) or 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 inflator will be replaced at no charge to you at an authorized Toyota Dealer for Toyota and Scion models 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 explosion.

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.

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

The remedy for this safety recall is available for all involved vehicles. Please visit an authorized Toyota or Lexus dealer immediately for this FREE repair.

SAFETY RECALL DSF:

Nationwide Front Passenger Airbag Inflator

SAFETY RECALL E04:

Areas of High Absolute Humidity Front Passenger Airbag Inflator

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