New Toyota Recall for 2013: 907,000 Corollas and 385,000 Lexus IS Units
The majority of the aforementioned vehicles can be found in the US, where 752,000 Corolla and Corolla Matrix belonging to the 2003 and 2004 model years units are affected. As for the US-located Lexus IS, we are dealing with 270,000 vehicles from the 2006-2012 MY.
Toyota tells us that the Corolla’s airbag control module for the supplemental restraint system may be affected by internal shorting, which could lead to the front airbags and maybe also the seat belt pretensioners to inadvertently deploy.
A Toyota spokesman explained that the company is aware of two US crashes connected to the Corolla’s air bag issue. As for the Lexus IS, the wiper arm nits may have not been tightened to the correct value. This can cause the wipers to fail if there’s a hefty mass of snow on the windshield.
Toyota has not offered a schedule for the recall yet, only saying that it will notify owners soon, with the information scheduled to be sent via first class mail.
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