Vehicles Affected: Approximately 135,000 model-year 2003-08 Toyota Corolla cars and model-year 2005-08 Matrix hatchbacks
The Problem: The front passenger airbag could be damaged, causing the airbag to not properly inflate when it deploys and increasing the risk of injury in the event of a crash.
Though airbags for the affected vehicles were repaired under a prior recall as part of the Takata airbag crisis, Toyota says this is about a new and different issue for vehicles that received a remedy as part of previous Takata recalls.
The Fix: Dealers will replace the front passenger airbag assembly with an improved one for free.
What Owners Should Do: Toyota will begin notifying owners via first-class mail by the end of October. Owners can call Toyota at 888-270-9371, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 or visit its website to check their vehicle identification number and learn more.
Need to Find a Dealer for Service? Go to Cars.com Service & Repair to find your local dealer. To check for other recalls, and to schedule a free recall repair at your local dealership, click here: Toyota Corolla, Toyota Matrix
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