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|Toyota just announced another recall. This time for 1.7 million North American vehicles!|
The reason for the recall? An ongoing, potentially deadly issue involving shrapnel from exploding passenger side airbags.
This Takata airbag recall has affected nearly every major automaker. These affected airbags were made with ammonium nitrate and are prone to exploding upon deployment, which could potentially hurl fiery shrapnel into passengers.
To date, at least 23 people worldwide have died from incidents involving these defective airbags.
Toyota Vehicles Affected by Recall Include:
You can check if your vehicle is affected by this recall by checking out Toyota's website. You'll also receive a mailed notification, which will start sending out in late January.
Lexus has similarly issued a recall for the same reason on the following vehicles:
Ready more info in this USAToday article.