Toyota warns 7,300 Canadians to cease driving, get quick repairs

Toyota Motor Corp. is urging homeowners of sure older automobile fashions to cease driving and get quick repairs as a result of an airbag inflator might explode and probably kill motorists. 

The Japanese automaker stated the “Don’t drive” advisory covers some 2003-04 mannequin 12 months Corolla, 2003-04 Corolla Matrix and 2004-05 RAV4s with Takata airbag inflators.

Toyota Canada spokesperson Philippe Crowe stated the air bag warning is just not new, however the firm is taking the step to warn drivers who haven’t but responded to the Takata recall from 2015.

“The ‘cease driving’ discover is being despatched to homeowners of autos who haven’t, after many communications try, had the recall process performed on their automobile,” he stated in an e mail.

Crowe stated the Canadian recall impacts 7,300 autos in Canada, and homeowners of the affected autos can contact a Toyota dealership to have the recall process performed freed from cost. 

House owners who consider their automobile might be included can verify Toyota’s web site.

Greater than 30 deaths worldwide and a whole bunch of accidents in autos since 2009 are linked to Takata airbag inflators that may explode, unleashing metallic shrapnel inside vehicles and vans. 

In 2015, Takata Corp. agreed to declare 33.8 million airbags faulty within the largest auto recall in historical past. On the time, eleven automakers, together with Honda and Toyota, recalled 36 million autos worldwide.

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