A number of Corolla vehicles produced between January 2003 to December 2012 have been recalled for the replacement of passenger airbag inflator manufactured by Takata Corporation.
As a precautionary measure, to ensure customer safety, we will be proactively replacing the passenger airbag inflator of the affected vehicles.
Defect with Takata Passenger Airbag:
The propellant in inflators in the Takata airbags of the affected vehicles may degrade after prolonged exposure to high absolute humidity and fluctuating high temperatures. Degraded propellant can cause inflator rupture during airbag deployment. In the event of an inflator rupture, metal fragments could pass through the airbag cushion material, striking the vehicle occupants which may result in a serious injury.