Toyota Recalls 5.8 Million Vehicles to Replace Takata Airbags

Toyota recalls vehicles with Takata airbag inflators, some to replace the replacement inflators.

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— Toyota is recalling 5.8 million more vehicles to replace deadly Takata airbags, with some of those vehicles recalled a second time to replace the replacement airbag inflators.

Takata has been busy destroying profit margins of many automakers after the airbag manufacturer admitted its airbags were exploding and killiing people. So far, the airbags have killed at least 16 people and injured more than 140 worldwide, while causing recalls of 100 million vehicles worldwide.

The airbags contain metal inflators, and inside those inflators is the explosive chemical ammonium nitrate used to create a small quick explosion to deploy the airbags in a crash.

But instead of protecting car occupants, the metal inflators can explode and send sharp pieces of metal into occupants.

Toyota says the recall of 5.8 million vehicles shouldn't affect cars in the U.S., but the same can't be said for other countries.

The automaker says more than 1 million vehicles sold in Japan need new airbags, as does 1.5 million cars in Europe and 820,000 vehicles that were sold in China.

Australian authorities say it appears 180,000 cars in their country will be recalled, with additional Toyota cars recalled in Africa, the Middle East, Singapore and South America.

Toyota named numerous models, including the following vehicles that will have their driver-side airbag inflators replaced:

  • Toyota Hilux
  • Toyota Corolla
  • Toyota Etios
  • Toyota Yaris

Other vehicles will have the passenger-side airbag inflators replaced:

  • Toyota Corolla
  • Toyota Corolla RunX
  • Toyota Corolla Axio
  • Toyota Corolla Fielder
  • Toyota Corolla EX
  • Toyota Corolla Rumion
  • Toyota Belta
  • Toyota Ipsum/Picnic
  • Toyota Auris/Blade
  • Toyota Alphard/Vellfire
  • Toyota Vios
  • Toyota Noah/Voxy
  • Toyota Etios
  • Toyota Probox/Succeed
  • Toyota Gaia
  • Toyota Brevis
  • Toyota Mark 2
  • Toyota Vitz/Yaris

CarComplaints.com will update our website if Toyota adds vehicles for U.S. customers.