UMW Toyota Motor (UMWT) has just extended its recall exercise, or Special Service Campaign (SSC) to 21,000 vehicles manufactured between January 2013 to December 2014 sold by UMWT. The recall exercise is to replace the faulty Takata airbag inflator modules for the front passenger side airbag.
Models involved in this SSC are Vios, Corolla Altis and Alphard, distributed through authorised Toyota dealer network nationwide. The faulty airbag module, when deployed, may send metal shards into the occupants and cause even more harm, in some cases, even death. We have detailed in full on why you should get your faulty airbags replaced as soon as possible.
UMWT is working on sourcing the necessary parts from the principal and once the parts are available, UMWT will notify owners to request them to bring their cars to an authorised Toyota service centre to make the necessary replacements which should take about 1 to 3 hours. All costs involved will be borne by UMW Toyota.
Toyota owners can visit Toyota’s Special Service Campaign webpage here, and key in their respective VIN Number to check whether their cars are involved in this or any other recall campaign. Alternatively, owners can contact any authorised Toyota service centre or call the Toyota Freephone hotline at 1-800-88-69682.