Earlier this week, Toyota in Japan said it would expand its global air bag recalls by nearly 5 million vehicles.
As part of that effort, Toyota is recalling 300,000 vehicles sold in high-humidity U.S. states and territories, including the 2005-2007 Corolla, Corolla Matrix and Sequoia, 2005-2006 Tundra and 2005-2007 Lexus SC, as well as the 2005-2007 Pontiac Vibe made for General Motors Co.
Toyota is also recalling 177,000 2003-2004 Tundra and 2004 Sequoia, as well as 160,000 2004-2005 RAV4.
With all of the recalls, NHTSA said “the inflator could rupture, with metal fragments striking and potentially seriously injuring” vehicle occupants.
In a statement, Toyota’s U.S. subsidiary said “multiple investigations into the root cause of the potential for inflator rupture are taking place.”