Toyota Motor Corporation - Toyota CELICA, PASEO, RAV4, STARLET 1996 - 1999

recall information

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Original published date
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make and model information

Year range
1996 - 1999
Affected units

Identifying features

See attached VIN list
VIN (Vehicle identification number)

What are the defects?

Affected vehicles may be fitted with a Takata NADI 5-AT driver airbag inflator that could allow moisture to enter the unit and degrade the airbag propellant. If this occurs, the properties of the propellant may be changed so that the propellant does not react as intended during a collision, causing mis-deployment of the airbag.

What are the hazards?

If an affected vehicle is involved in a collision, the airbag inflator could rupture, causing sharp metal fragments to enter the vehicle cabin at high speed, killing or injuring vehicle occupants.

There is also a risk that the airbag may underinflate in a collision and may not protect the driver as intended.

What should consumers do?

Owners of affected vehicles should stop driving their vehicle immediately and contact their nearest/preferred Toyota dealership or Toyota Australia by calling the Toyota Australia Campaign Helpline on 1800 987 366 (Monday to Friday, 8am – 6pm AEDT) to organise their free urgent vehicle inspection. You can find your nearest authorised Toyota dealership by visiting

If a recalled vehicle is identified as containing the affected type of driver airbag inflator, Toyota Australia will replace the airbag inflator free of charge.

Owners who are unsure if their vehicle is affected by this recall can contact their nearest/preferred Toyota dealership, call the Toyota Australia Campaign Helpline at 1800 987 366 (Monday to Friday, 8am - 6pm AEDT) or use Toyota's VIN look-up tool at
Supplier details
Toyota Motor Corporation

Who should owners/operators contact for more information?

Contact name
Toyota Australia Campaign Helpline
Contact phone
1800 987 366
Contact website

Responsible regulator

Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the Arts is the responsible regulator for this recall.

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