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Toyota PH Recalls Certain Toyota, Lexus Models for Faulty Airbag Sensors

Following Honda Cars Philippines’ recent recall announcement, it is now Toyota Motor Philippines‘ (TMP) turn to issue a Special Service Campaign for the airbag sensor of certain Toyota and Lexus models.

The Special Service Campaign covers vehicles officially sold in the Philippine market and confirmed involved are as follows:

Brand Model Involved Units Production Period
Toyota Alphard 260 May 20 – October 28, 2015
Hilux 4,304 June 23 – December 1, 2015
Corolla 1,764 June 23 – November 2, 2015 
Lexus  NX 200t/300h 65 May 25 – October 16, 2015

According to TMP, the affected vehicles are equipped with an airbag system containing pressure sensors and/or acceleration sensors (also known as G sensors) which detect impact to the vehicle. There is a possibility that the Integrated Circuit (IC) chips in affected pressure sensors and G sensors have insulation layers that could peel over time, creating an open circuit in the IC chip, due to two different manufacturing issues.

If this were to occur, the airbag warning light will illuminate, resulting in the front, side and/or curtain shield airbags to become deactivated which could increase the risk of injury to the occupants in the event of a crash.

As a preventive measure, TMP will inspect the airbag sensor, and if necessary, replace it with a new one, at no cost to its customers. TMP will contact the affected customers through Official Notification Letters and invite them to bring their vehicles to Toyota and Lexus Dealers for servicing.

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  1. Ralph
    February 21, 2018 at 11:54 pm — Reply

    Are you referring to all Toyota Corolla Altis with the year June 23 – November 2 2015 ? Or just the one’s that are being selled/ bought in Carmundi?

    • February 22, 2018 at 12:43 am — Reply

      ALL Toyota Corollas sold by Toyota Motor Philippines that made during those dates.

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