Personal Injury

Toyota Recalls 50,000 Vehicles

Eric Chandler

Eric Chandler

Tuesday February 6, 2024

As reported by David Shepardson in his article posted last week on Reuters.com, Toyota has recalled 50,000 vehicles along with issuing a “Do Not Drive” advisory.  The recall is yet another recall involving potential personal injury or death linked to defective Takata air bag inflators.  “Toyota warns 50,000 US vehicle owners to stop driving, get immediate repairs”, January 29, 2024, reuters.com.

Physical injuries linked to Takata air bags are nothing new with many manufacturers having dealt with multiple vehicle recalls dating back to 2001.  However, in addition to other Takata air bag recalls, NHTSA is specifically urging owners of the vehicles listed below not to drive their vehicles until repairs have been made, as there is a much greater risk for a rupture during air bag deployment:

  • Acura
    • 2002-2003 Acura 3.2 TL
    • 2003 Acura 3.2CL
  • BMW
    • Certain 2000-2006 BMW 3 Series (E46) including M3
    • Certain 2000-2003 BMW 5 Series (E39) including M5
    • Certain 2000-2004 BMW X5s (E53)
  • Chrysler
    • 2005-2010 Chrysler 300
  • Dodge
    • 2005-2010 Dodge Magnum
    • 2005-2010 Dodge Charger
    • 2005-2010 Dodge Challenger
    • 2003 Dodge Ram 1500
  • Ford
    • Certain 2006 Ford Ranger
  • Honda
    • 2001-2002 Honda Accord
    • 2001-2002 Honda Civic
    • 2002 Honda CR-V
    • 2002 Honda Odyssey
    • 2003 Honda Pilot
  • Mazda
    • Certain 2006 Mazda B-Series

If you would like additional information on the recalls, or you are uncertain as to whether your vehicle has been recalled, visit the NHTSA website for more information, as well as access to the NHTSA VIN recall lookup tool.

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