Toyota Recalls 2001-03 Tundra Pickups Over Faulty Front Passenger Airbag
Toyota is recalling certain 2001-03 Tundra pickups due to faulty front passenger airbags. These airbags were manufactured improperly by an outside supplier.
The vehicles Toyota is recalling include the Toyota Corolla, Corolla Matrix, Sequoia, and Tundra and Lexus SC 430 models. In all there are about 510,000 vehicles in the U.S. affected – 1.73 million globally.
Toyota says, in a press release, that the vehicles have “front passenger airbag inflators which could have been assembled with improperly manufactured propellant wafers. Improperly manufactured propellant wafers could cause the inflator to rupture and the front passenger airbag to deploy abnormally in the event of a crash.”
Much like other recalls, owners will receive a letter detailing the recall and local dealer information. Dealers will inspect and replace the airbag at no charge.
According to Toyota, “Detailed information is available to customers at www.toyota.com/recall, the Toyota Customer Experience at 1 800-331-4331, www.lexus.com/recall and Lexus Customer Satisfaction (1 800-255-3987).”
Also recalling faulty airbags is Honda, Nissan and Mazda. The supplier Takata is being cited as having improperly built the airbags and is the reason for the recall.
While unfortunate that these recalls happen, a safety recall like this one is best to get it resolved ASAP.
Filed Under: Tundra Recalls