Takata recall now includes hundreds of thousands of Pontiac cars

Detroit, MI — June 30, 2015 —Toyota (NYSE:TM) now includes over 243,000 Pontiacs, which it co-designed with General Motors (NYSE:GM), in a Takata airbag recall. The airbags are at risk of exploding and injuring vehicle occupants. The recall of over 1.9 million vehicles includes the following models:

  • 2002-2007 Lexus SC
  • 2003-2007 Pontiac Vibe
  • 2003-2007 Toyota Corolla
  • 2003-2007 Toyota Corolla Matrix
  • 2002-2007 Toyota Sequoia
  • 2003-2006 Toyota Tundra

Recall summary

Major manufacturers have been adding more vehicles to the recall numbers in light of the dangers of Takata airbag inflators. As with the other Takata recalls, the reason for this one remains the same: airbag inflators could explode, sending dangerous shrapnel into the vehicle’s interior that could hurt vehicle occupants, perhaps fatally.

The repair

Toyota and GM will notify respective owners about the recall, and dealers will replace the front passenger airbag for free. The recall begins on July 13, 2015.

Is your vehicle part of the recall?

Over 1.9 million vehicles were originally part of this recall. As of April 9, 2021 – the last date information was available – 1,243,940 airbags had been replaced. To see if your car still needs to be repaired, use MotorSafety’s free lookup tool.

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