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Lexus Ireland UC recalls certain ‘SC430’, passenger vehicles

September 27, 2019

Lexus Ireland UC is carrying out a voluntary recall of certain SC430 passenger vehicles. The vehicles were produced between May 2001 and December 2007.

A safety issue has been identified whereby it is possible that the vehicles are equipped with front passenger air bag inflators (Takata-designated SPI, PSPI, PSPI-L), as a “like-for-like” replacement under a prior recall, which contain a non-desiccated, phase stabilized ammonium nitrate propellant. According to Takata’s reports, a defect related to motor vehicle safety may arise in the inflators due to propellant degradation occurring after prolonged exposure to high absolute humidity, high temperatures, and high temperature cycling.  Activation of a non-desiccated ammonium nitrate inflator with degraded propellant may result in an inflator rupture.  An inflator rupture may cause metal fragments to pass through the air bag and into the vehicle interior at high speed, which may result in injury or death to vehicle occupants.

The recall affects 26 vehicles in the Republic of Ireland.

What to do:

Lexus Ireland UC will contact all affected vehicle owners by letter and advise them to make an appointment with their local Authorised Repairer where all necessary repairs and checks will be carried out.

If you believe that your vehicle may be impacted by this recall, then you can contact Lexus Ireland UC on 01 419 0200 or alternatively on their online form which can be located on their website.

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