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Old 6th April 2017, 11:52   #1
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Toyota has recalled 23,157 units of the Corolla Altis in India over faulty Takata airbag inflators. This recall is a part of the automaker's globally issued recall drive that affects 2.9 million vehicles. Toyota India had previously recalled 7,100 units of the Corolla in July 2015 for the same issue. At that time, models manufactured between April 2007 and July 2008 were affected by the recall.

Reports suggest that for the latest recall, affected models in India include 23,157 units of the Corolla Altis sedan that have been manufactured between January 2010 and December 2012. Toyota will be informing owners of affected vehicles about the recall process in the coming weeks. All inspection and replacement jobs will be carried out at authorised Toyota service centres and will be free of cost to the customer.

The Takata airbag recall is said to be the largest and most complex safety recall ever, with over 100 million cars affected globally. The issue revolves around a large batch of airbag inflators manufactured by Takata that have been found to be potentially at a risk of deploying randomly with explosive force. This high force can result in the inflator housing getting ruptured, which can, in turn, spray sharp metal shards into the cabin.

Source: Autocar India

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Waiting for the call from my Toyota dealer. My Altis petrol falls in the timeframe mentioned (purchase date April 2010). Isn't 7 years too late for Toyota to issue a recall? This exercise should have been carried out much earlier!
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Is there anyway to find out if my car is part of the recall ( Sept 2011 make) other than waiting for a call from Toyota? Second I agree with fuel_addict above that is this the right time to call for a recall? Technically for last 6 years, I have been driving a potentially dangerous car while having paid extra for the exact opposite. Where does a customer stand legally on this?
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I'm guessing my Altis (September 2010) will be affected by this recall. I'm still to hear anything from the dealer's end on this matter, nor is there any helpful information on Toyota's website. Honda (also affected by the Takata recall) had a helpful VIN checker on their website that allowed customer's to check if a particular recall applied to their vehicle. Toyota haven't seem to have put up anything of this sort.

Also, I wonder why Toyota took so long to issue the recall for this batch of vehicles. Honda carried this out ages ago. My 2010 City got the airbag rectification work done over a year ago.
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Have any one of you got a call from the Toyota dealer in connection with this recall? I called my dealer last week but they didn't seem to have a clear idea. The lady who took the call was aware of a recall and said that they have already started calling customers. Another person I spoke to seemed to have no idea about the recall program.

My request to have a technical person call me back on this subject has not been responded to as yet. Very unlike the normal Toyota attitude!
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Has anybody received a call from Toyota? I had called Toyota in April and they had no clue about this specific recall at that time. They said that they will get back to me. Its been more than two months and I am still waiting for that call.
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Ok, I have good news. The airbag inflator in my car was replaced yesterday. Nandi Toyota sent their service engineer over to my place to replace it. No this is not how the replacement usually happens. Mine was a one off case as I had visited Toyota twice regarding this airbag recall and was simply made to wait for a few hours only to hear that the part was unavailable. Second time around when this happened I had to make my inconvenience felt and as a result Nandi Toyota promised to order the part and have the part replaced at my home within 3 working days. True to their word they sent over their service engineer albeit after 6 working days(not that i am complaining) and replaced the part. Overall I am happy with the way Nandi Toyota has responded. The service engineer told me that mine was the first car that had the inflator changed as part of this recall..

I also was told that they presently do not have stock of the part so you may want to call them and specifically ask for the parts availability before you go to their service center. Wish you all the best!
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