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Safety Alert: Toyota issues ‘Do not drive’ order for 50,000 vehicles (Full List)

Photo Collage of Some Toyota Vehicle Models

*Toyota warns consumers that older Corolla and RAV4 vehicles still have dangerous Takata airbags, necessitating ‘an urgent airbag safety recall’

 Isola Moses | ConsumerConnect

Are you driving an older Toyota Corolla or RAV4 vehicle? If yes, you could be in danger, says Toyota Motor Corporation.

ConsumerConnect reports the automobile manufacturer The company has issued a “Do not drive” order for 50,000 covering 2003-2004 Corolla, 2003-2004 Corolla Matrix, and model year 2004-2005 RAV4 vehicles.

Toyota noted that the issue involves Takata airbags, which were responsible for the largest auto recall in United States (US) history, over more than a decade.

The company, in a statement, said: “Certain airbags found in the subject vehicles are under an urgent airbag safety recall.

“Due to the age of the vehicles, if the airbag deploys, a part inside is more likely to explode and shoot sharp metal fragments which could cause serious injury or death to the driver or passengers.”

The issue is so critical that Toyota said owners should not drive these vehicles until they are repaired. That includes not driving them to a dealer.

“Toyota urges owners to contact their local dealer instead of driving their vehicle to be repaired,” the company said. “Dealers may provide one of several options free of charge, such as mobile repair at the vehicle’s location, towing to the dealership, vehicle pickup and delivery, or other alternate transportation options.”

The automobile giant stated it is notifying known owners of these vehicles every month through a variety of communication channels.

Meanwhile, to determine if consumers’ vehicles are involved in a safety recall, Toyota urged such affected customers to visit or and enter their Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) or license plate information.

Toyota Motor Corporation is a Japanese multinational automotive manufacturer headquartered in Toyota City, Aichi, Japan. I

Founded by Kiichiro Toyoda and incorporated August 28, 1937, the vehicle brand is regarded as the largest automobile manufacturer in the world, producing about 10 million vehicles per year, according to report.

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