More news related to the latest airbag recall involving vehicles affected by Japanese auto parts manufacturer Takata Corp’s faulty airbag inflator modules, an issue that first surfaced last year and involved Toyota, Honda, Nissan and Mazda recalling around 3.4 million vehicles worldwide.
UMW Toyota has confirmed that local Toyota models are not affected by the current global recall exercise. According to a report by The Sun, UMW Toyota has said it has received confirmation from Toyota Motor Corp that none of the automaker’s vehicles sold locally are involved in the latest recall announcement.
In April last year, UMW Toyota issued a safety recall on approximately 18,700 units of the Toyota Camry and Toyota Corolla Altis manufactured from year 2000 to 2003 to address the issue of an improperly manufactured passenger side front airbag inflator. In an accident, the inflator could rupture and prevent the airbag from deploying properly.
Yesterday, Honda Malaysia announced a recall on four of its models as part of a larger global recall of 2,033,000 Honda vehicles worldwide over the same issue, concerning the front passenger airbag. Local models involved are the 2001-2003 Honda Stream, 2002-2003 Honda Jazz, 2003 Honda City and 2003 Honda Accord.