The recall is to replace the airbag inflator modules for the front passenger's side airbag and driver's front airbag.
This comes after Nissan and Honda issued similar recalls worldwide to fix defective airbag inflator modules manufactured by Japanese airbag supplier Takata.
In a press statement issued earlier today, UMW Toyota said it has received confirmation from Toyota Motor Corporation that 97,000 vehicles are involved in this recall, which the company adds that is carried out in the interest of ensuring customer's confidence and peace of mind.
UMW Toyota Motor will contact all affected customers to carry out the necessary corrective measures and if the vehicle is found to be equipped with an affected inflator, the inflator will be replace with a newly manufactured one at no charge to the owner.
No other Toyota and Lexus models sold by UMW Toyota Motor produced before year 2001 and after year 2007 are affected.