The first recall covers on the issue of cracked curtain airbag inflators, affecting more than 3,500 units of Prius (produced between April 2009 and April 2012) and 1,700 units of the Lexus CT200h (produced between December 2010 and April 2012).
During the recall campaign, the cars will be fitted with retention brackets on the curtain shield airbag inflators, which will serve as protectors to prevent the inflator chambers from being ejected into the cabin.
The second recall is to fix the evaporative fuel emission control or charcoal canisters that could have cracks on them on the Prius and Lexus CT200h that were sold in Malaysia. 6,000 units of Toyota Prius (produced between April 2009 and November 2013) and 3,000 units of Lexus CT200h (produced between December 2010 and December 2013) are involved.
There is a possibility that cracks could develop in the coating of the emissions channel due to improper shaping of portions of the channel. As a result of this condition, the cracks could expand over time and, eventually, fuel may leak from these cracks when the car has a full tank of fuel.
During the recall, Toyota says that the fuel suction plate sub-assembly will be replaced.
Issue: Cracked curtain airbag inflator chamber.
Models affected: Toyota Prius (April 2009 - April 2012).
The risk: Curtain shield airbag could partially deploy, inflator could be ejected into the vehicle interior, and hurt occupants pretty bad.
What Toyota wants to do: Fit retention brackets to the inflator chambers.
Issue: Cracked evaporative fuel emission control or charcoal canisters.
Models affected: Toyota Prius (April 2009 - November 2013).
The Risk: Fuel may leak.
What Toyota wants to do: Replace the fuel suction plate sub-assembly.
No other Toyota or Lexus models are affected by these two specific issues that are the subject of the SSC.
Owners of the affected vehicles will be notified of the SSC and requested to bring their cars to an authorised Toyota or Lexus service centre for the necessary remedies to be carried out. Owners will not be charged anything for the labour and parts involved as UMW Toyota Motor will bear all costs.
Owners who do not receive any notification can obtain clarification by calling the Toyota and Lexus free-phone at 1800-8-TOYOTA (869682) / 1800-8-LEXUS (53987). They can also visit authorised Toyota or Lexus service centres for assistance.