Toyota recalls passenger vehicles Avensis, Verso, Corolla
November 13, 2018
Toyota Ireland is carrying out a voluntary recall of Avensis, Verso, Corolla vehicles.
Toyota has found that the airbag control module for the supplemental restraint system (SRS ECU) in the subject vehicles could have been manufactured with application-specific integrated circuits (ASICs) that are susceptible to internal shorting. When exposed to high inductive electrical noise from various vehicle electrical components, these ASICs could experience an internal short that creates abnormal current flow and increased heat.
If this occurs, there is a possibility that the ASIC could become damaged. In certain cases, the SRS warning light for the airbag(s) could illuminate and the airbag(s) and/or seat belt pre-tensioners could become deactivated.
In other cases, these systems could inadvertently deploy. An airbag that is deactivated or deploys inadvertently can, under some circumstances, increase the risk of injury or the possibility of a crash.
The recalled models are Avensis, Verso, Corolla and they were manufactured between August 2002 and May 2007. 29,320 affected vehicles were made available on the Irish market.
What to do:
Toyota Ireland will be writing directly to those customers affected in this recall to arrange to have the involved parts replaced.
The letter will also advise consumers affected by this voluntary recall to contact their nearest 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