Toyota Motor Vietnam (TMV) officially announces the implementation of Recall Campaign to check and replace the airbag inflator module of the front passenger airbag on total 20 units of officially imported Lexus RX produced from 28/11/2015 to 13/06/2016.
The campaign will start from 2/11/2016 at Lexus Saigon Centre in Ho Chi Minh City and Lexus Thang Long in Hanoi. This Campaign is covered by the global Recall Campaign of Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) for 14,100 vehicles of different models.
As Toyota’s global announcement, the reason of the campaign is due to: The subject vehicles are equipped with a “hybrid” type front passenger air bag inflator which contains compressed gas and propellant in the same combustion chamber. The burst disk in some inflators may have been improperly welded and/or misassembled.
If this occurs, the disk membrane could burst only from the stored pressure of compressed gas in the inflator, allowing the gas to escape without a deployment command. This could result in the partial inflation of the front passenger air bag. This has been observed when the vehicle is parked and unoccupied for a period of time. An airbag that inflates in this manner can, under some circumstances, increase the risk of injury and the possibility of a crash.
Accordingly, TMV will check and replace the airbag inflator module of the front passenger airbag on affected vehicles with NO COST. Total time of the checking and replacing is about 4 hour and will be carried out in Lexus Centre Saigon in Ho Chi Minh city and Lexus Thang long in Hanoi.