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2004-2006 Scion Xa Airbag and Seat Belt Pretensioner Inadvertently Deploy Recall J0W

Discussion in 'Recalls' started by MG, Jan 4, 2019.

  1. MG

    MG Moderator


    Subject:
    Safety Recall J0W– Remedy
    2004 – 2006 Model Year Scion Xa
    Airbag(s) and Seat Belt Pretensioner(s) Inadvertently Deploy or May Become Deactivated

    On November 1, 2018, Toyota filed a Defect Information Report (DIR) with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) informing the agency of our intent to conduct a voluntary Safety Recall on certain 2004 – 2006 model year Scion xA vehicles.

    Condition:
    The airbag system in the subject vehicles could experience electrical shorting that could damage the circuits in the system. This could cause the airbag warning lights to illuminate and the airbag(s) and seat belt pretensioner(s) to become deactivated, or it could cause those systems to inadvertently deploy. These conditions can increase the risk of injury or crash.

    Remedy:
    Toyota will send an owner notification by first class mail advising owners to make an appointment with their authorized Toyota dealer to have the SRS ECU replaced with a new one FREE OF CHARGE.
    Covered Vehicles:
    There are approximately 17,000 vehicles covered by this Safety Recall. No vehicles involved in this Safety Recall were distributed to Puerto Rico.

    Owner Letter Mailing Date:
    Toyota will begin to notify owners in late December 2018.


    Frequently Asked Questions
    What is the condition?
    The airbag system in the subject vehicles could experience electrical shorting that could damage the circuits in the system. This could cause the airbag warning lights to illuminate and the airbag(s) and seat belt pretensioner(s) to become deactivated, or it could cause those systems to inadvertently deploy. These conditions can increase the risk of injury or crash.

    What is inadvertent deployment of the airbag(s) and pretensioner(s)?
    This condition can lead to the unexpected activation of the airbag(s) and pretensioner(s). An airbag that deploys unexpectedly can, under some circumstances, increase the risk of injury and the possibility of a crash.
    What is Toyota going to do?
    Toyota will send an owner notification by first class mail advising owners to make an appointment with their authorized Toyota dealer to have the Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) Electronic Control Unit (ECU) replaced with a new one FREE OF CHARGE.

    Are there any warnings that this condition exists?
    If this condition has occurred the airbag warning light may illuminate.

    What should I do if my Airbag Warning Light illuminates?
    The Airbag Warning Light is designed to illuminate briefly when the engine switch is turned to the “ON” position during the ignition cycle check function. Under normal operation, the warning light turns off after a few seconds. The warning light turning off after the check period means the system is operating as designed.** If the Airbag Warning Light (1) does not illuminate during this few second check period or (2) illuminates or remains illuminated after the check period, you may be experiencing this condition and the airbag(s) and pretensioner(s) may not deploy in a crash. Please contact your local authorized Toyota dealer promptly for diagnosis and appropriate repair. If the warning lamp illumination is related to the condition covered by this Safety Recall, the inspection and potential repair will be performed at no charge to you.

    Which and how many vehicles are covered by this Safety Recall?
    There are approximately 17,000 vehicles covered by this Safety Recall.

    How long will the repair take?
    The repair takes approximately two hours. However, depending upon the dealer’s work schedule, it may be necessary to make the vehicle available for a longer period of time.

    What if I have additional questions or concerns?
    If you have additional questions or concerns, please contact the Toyota Customer Experience Center at 1- 888-270-9371 Monday through Friday, 7:00 am to 7:00 pm, Saturday 7:00 am to 4:30 pm Central Time.




     

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