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2012 TOYOTA YARIS RECALL (AIR BAGS:PASSENGER SIDE FRONTAL)

Make: Toyota
Model Year: 2012
Model: YARIS
NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V025000
Component: AIR BAGS:PASSENGER SIDE FRONTAL
Potential Number of Vehicles Affected: 14,585
Owner Notified Date: N/A
Report Received Date: 01/09/2018
Record Creation Date: 01/11/2018

2012 Toyota YARIS DEFECT SUMMARY

Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing (Toyota) is recalling certain 2010-2012 Yaris vehicles ever registered in the states of Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, District of Columbia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia or Zone B. Additionally, these vehicles are also being recalled in the states of Alaska, Colorado, Connecticut, Idaho, Iowa, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, New Hampshire, New York, North Dakota, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Utah, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin, and Wyoming, or Zone C. These vehicles are equipped with certain air bag inflators assembled as part of the passenger frontal air bag modules used as original equipment or replacement equipment. In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the passenger frontal air bag, these inflators may explode due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to absolute humidity and temperature cycling.

2012 Toyota YARIS DEFECT CONSEQUENCE SUMMARY

An inflator explosion may result in sharp metal fragments striking the driver or other occupants resulting in serious injury or death.

2012 Toyota YARIS RECALL CORRECTIVE SUMMARY

Toyota will notify owners, and dealers will replace the passenger frontal air bag assemblies, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin by March 10, 2018. Owners may contact Toyota customer service at 1-800-331-4331. Toyota's numbers for this recall are G0R (Zone B), and H0A (Zone C).
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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