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03/25/16 Toyota motor engineering & manufacturing (toyota) is recalling certain model year 2008-2010 lexus sc vehicles manufactured august 3, 2007, to july 30, 2010, 2008 toyota corolla vehicles manufactured june 1, 2007, to december 21, 2007, 2008 toyota corolla matrix vehicles manufactured june 1, 2007, to december 18, 2007, and 2008 pontiac vibe vehicles manufactured june 1, 2007, to january 2, 2008 that were originally sold, or ever registered, in florida, puerto rico, hawaii, the u.s. virgin islands, guam, saipan, american samoa, georgia, alabama, louisiana, mississippi and texas. the affected vehicles have a passenger side frontal air bag that may be susceptible to moisture intrusion which, over time, could cause the inflator to rupture upon its deployment.

In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the passenger's frontal air bag, the inflator could rupture with metal fragments striking the vehicle occupants potentially resulting in serious injury or death.

The recall began on march 25, 2016 for toyota and lexus vehicle owners. the recall began on june 8, 2016 for gm owners. the respective dealers will either replace the front passenger air bag inflator or the entire front passenger air bag assembly depending on the model. owners may contact toyota customer service at 1-800-331-4331, or pontiac customer service at 1-800-762-2737. this recall expands recall 15v-286.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
03/25/16 Toyota motor engineering & manufacturing (toyota) is recalling certain model year 2008-2010 lexus sc vehicles manufactured august 3, 2007, to july 30, 2010, 2008 toyota corolla vehicles manufactured may 25, 2007, to december 21, 2007, 2008 toyota corolla matrix vehicles manufactured june 1, 2007, to december 18, 2007, and 2008 pontiac vibe vehicles manufactured june 1, 2007, to january 2, 2008. this is to address a safety defect in the passenger side frontal air bag inflator which may produce excessive internal pressure causing the inflator to rupture upon deployment of the air bag. this recall addresses both the passenger side frontal air bags that were originally installed in the vehicles, as well as replacement air bags that may have been installed as replacement service parts. a replacement air bag may have been installed, as one example, if a vehicle had been in a crash necessitating the replacement of the passenger side frontal air bag.

In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the passenger's frontal air bag, the inflator could rupture with metal fragments striking the vehicle occupants potentially resulting in serious injury or death.

The recall began on march 25, 2016 for toyota and lexus vehicle owners. the recall began on june 23, 2016 for gm owners. the respective dealers will either replace the front passenger air bag inflator or the entire front passenger air bag assembly depending on the model. owners may contact toyota customer service at 1-800-331-4331, or pontiac customer service at 1-800-762-2737. this recall expands recall 15v-285.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
07/13/15 Electrical and Air Conditioning Toyota motor engineering & manufacturing (toyota) notified the agency on may 13, 2015 that they are recalling certain model year 2004 sequoia vehicles manufactured august 18, 2003, to august 19, 2004, and 2003-2004 tundra vehicles manufactured march 18, 2003, to august 25, 2004. on june 16, 2015, toyota expanded the recall to include an additional 1,270,468 vehicles, including model year 2002-2003 and 2005-2007 sequoia, 2005-2006 tundra, 2003-2007 corolla, 2003-2007 corolla matrix, 2003-2007 pontiac vibe and 2002-2007 lexus sc vehicles. this is to address a safety defect in the passenger side frontal air bag inflator which may produce excessive internal pressure causing the inflator to rupture upon deployment of the air bag. this recall addresses both the passenger side frontal air bags that were originally installed in the vehicles, as well as replacement air bags that may have been installed as replacement service parts. a replacement air bag may have been installed, as one example, if a vehicle had been in a crash necessitating the replacement of the passenger side frontal air bag.

In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the passenger's frontal air bag, the inflator could rupture with metal fragments striking the vehicle occupants potentially resulting in serious injury or death.

Toyota will notify their owners. pontiac vibe owners will be notified by gm. dealers will replace the front passenger air bag. the recall began on july 13, 2015. toyota owners may contact toyota customer service at 1-800-331-4331. pontiac owners may call 1-800-762-2737. note: this recall supersedes recall 14v-312 in its entirety.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
07/13/15 Electrical and Air Conditioning Toyota motor engineering & manufacturing (toyota) notified the agency on may 13, 2015, that they are recalling 2005-2007 lexus sc, toyota corolla, corolla matrix, sequoia, and pontiac vibe, and 2005-2006 toyota tundra vehicles that were originally sold, or ever registered, in florida, along the gulf coast, puerto rico, hawaii, the u.s. virgin islands, guam, saipan and american samoa. on june 16, 2015 toyota expanded the recall to cover an additional 769,055 vehicles, including certain model year 2002-2004 lexus sc, toyota sequoia, 2003-2004 toyota corolla matrix, toyota corolla, pontiac vibe, and toyota tundra vehicles, as well the vehicles covered by the may 13, 2015 notification in the portions of georgia, alabama, louisiana, mississippi and texas that were not previously included. the inflators in the front passenger air bags are susceptible to rupture in the event of a crash necessitating the deployment of the front passenger air bag.

In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the passenger's frontal air bag, the inflator could rupture with metal fragments striking the vehicle occupants potentially resulting in serious injury or death.

Toyota will notify their owners. pontiac vibe owners will be notified by gm. dealers will replace the passenger side front air bag, free of charge. owners may contact toyota customer service at 1-800-331-4331. toyota began the recall on july 13, 2015. pontiac vibe owners may contact gm at 1-800-762-2737. gm began the recall on june 29, 2015. note: this recacll supersedes recall 14v-655 in its entirety. for vehicles located in the u.s. states not listed above, please see toyota recall 15v-285 which covers all other u.s. states.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov

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Lexus SC Recalls

Some things are often misunderstood about recalls and technical service bulletins (TSBs). Plus a disclaimer.

  1. Recalls do not have to be issued only because something is prone to failure. NHTSA (a government agency) can only require a recall if a failure will affect safety, emissions, fuel economy, or compliance with some other regulation or law. Manufacturers can voluntarily recall cars for problems that do not affect these, though.
  2. Recalls often apply to only some cars of a specific model year, rather than all of them. You should receive a letter from the manufacturer if your car has been recalled. You can also check with the dealer, which will know which (if any) recalls pertain to your car.
  3. The primary purpose of TSBs is to inform dealers about known problems with a car and how to fix them. They are not the same as recalls. As with recalls, TSBs often only apply to some cars, not the entire model year.
  4. Dealers often will not provide a preventive repair just because a problem described in a TSB might happen to your car. They'll usually want to observe symptoms that the problem is already affecting your car.
  5. Even if there are symptoms, a manufacturer doesn't have to pick up the cost of a TSB repair if the car is out of warranty, though sometimes they do.

We provide the text of recalls and TSBs as provided by NHTSA. There can be errors in the text. If you sign up for notifications in My Garage, we will try to get these to do, but for various reasons (some beyond our control) cannot guarantee you will receive them. When in doubt about a recall or TSB, contact the dealer.

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