Toyota recalls passenger vehicle Lexus IS
January 17, 2019
Toyota Ireland is carrying out a voluntary recall of Lexus IS models.
The subject vehicles are equipped with front passenger air bag inflators which contain a non-desiccated, phase stabilized ammonium nitrate propellant. The risk may arise in the inflators due to the 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.
Models Lexus IS were manufactured between January 2011 and April 2012. There are 93 affected vehicles on the Irish market.
What to do:
Toyota Ireland will be writing directly to those customers involved in this recall to arrange to have the airbag inspected and replaced. The letter will also advise consumers affected by this voluntary recall to contact their nearest Lexus/Toyota Dealer/Authorised Repairer who will arrange to do the repair free of charge. Toyota Ireland can be contacted on: 01 419 0222.Return to Product Recalls