Toyota recalls 5.8 million cars worldwide to fix faulty airbags

Explosions have led to shrapnel entering the cabin, leading to loss of life in a few cases. Corolla, Etios and Hilux (Fortuner) in the list of affected cars

Overdrive October 27, 2016 10:10:36 IST
Toyota recalls 5.8 million cars worldwide to fix faulty airbags

Toyota Motor Corporation is recalling over 5.8 million cars worldwide to fix faulty airbags manufactured by Takata Corporation. Toyota states that the airbags do not have the required drying agent to prevent the buildup of moisture which in turn causes the airbags to explode, spraying shrapnel into the car’s cabin. Over 100 instances have been reported globally, and over 12 people have died due to these explosions.

Takata uses ammonium nitrate in its inflators which become unstable over long periods of exposure to moisture and...

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