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23 April 2013

Toyota PH announces recall for select 2001 - 2003 Corolla Altis

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At last, Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) has responded to the Global Airbag Recall fiasco that has also affected Nissan, Honda, and Mazda. They just announced that an estimated 3,500 units of the Toyota Corolla Altis sold locally might be affected by the global recall that's caused by a faulty passenger airbag.

Affected units are said to be assembled between May 11, 2001 and March 31, 2003 only, but they can't pinpoint exactly which ones were equipped with these faulty airbags. That means customers whose vehicles fall within the said production date should visit an authorized Toyota dealership nationwide to have it checked. And if found defective, Toyota will replace the part at no cost to the customer.
Some locally-sold Corolla Altis are equipped with front passenger airbag inflators which could have been assembled with improperly manufactured propellant wafers. This could cause the inflator to rupture and the front passenger air bag to deploy abnormally in the event of an accident. Therefore, Toyota has determined that vehicles equipped with these airbag inflators should be subject for inspection.
“Globally, there have been no customer complaints regarding this condition,” said Atty. Rommel Gutierrez VP of Toyota Motor Philippines. “However, in line with our commitment to the safety of our customers, Toyota would like to commence a special service campaign of the affected units.”
For more inquiries, contact Toyota’s Customer Assistance Center at 02-8192912.