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:

BrandModelInvolved UnitsProduction Period
ToyotaAlphard260May 20 - October 28, 2015
Hilux4,304June 23 - December 1, 2015
Corolla1,764June 23 - November 2, 2015
LexusNX 200t/300h65May 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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