Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) has announced a special service campaign (safety recall) to address the issue of a possible improperly manufactured passenger side front airbag inflator. It may cause rupture and deploy the airbag abnormally during a crash. The recall seeks to replace the front side passenger airbag inflator module.

Toyota’s move is joined by fellow Japanese carmakers Honda, Nissan and Mazda, who together are recalling about 3.4 million vehicles worldwide. The faulty part was supplied by Japanese auto parts maker Takata Corp, according to Reuters.

In Malaysia, UMW Toyota Motor (UMWT) has received confirmation from TMC that there are approximately 18,700 units of the Toyota Camry and Toyota Corolla Altis manufactured from year 2000 to 2003 which are involved in this recall. There have not been any reported cases in Malaysia.

UMWT will contact all customers involved to carry out the necessary corrective measures at no cost. No other models sold by UMWT produced before year 2000 and after year 2003 are affected by this campaign. Take note of the year of manufacture, Camry and Altis owners, and do share this info with your family and friends who may be affected.