Toyota Recalls 57K Over Takata Airbags

Cameron Aubernon
by Cameron Aubernon

Toyota issued Thursday a global recall of 57,000 vehicles affected by the Takata airbag crisis.

Reuters reports the majority of the vehicles — 40,000 — were sold in the automaker’s home market of Japan, while 6,000 are in Europe and the rest scattered around the world excluding the North American market. The models affected are the Vitz/Yaris and the RAV4, and were assembled between December 2002 and March 2004.

Additionally, Toyota subsidiary Daihatsu recalled 27,571 Miras assembled for sale in Japan between December 2002 and May 2003 for the same issue, marking the brand’s first Takata-related recall.

Cameron Aubernon
Cameron Aubernon

Seattle-based writer, blogger, and photographer for many a publication. Born in Louisville. Raised in Kansas. Where I lay my head is home.

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  • Petezeiss Petezeiss on Nov 28, 2014

    I'm seeing a pattern here. Every photo you guys run of a prime recall-age vehicle looks SO damn much better than its modern incarnation. Look at that noble greenhouse!

  • Raresleeper Raresleeper on Nov 28, 2014

    Oh no! Not my favorite cockroaches! You bastards.