Toyota recalls 819,598 vehicles over defective airbags

Beijing, Oct 28 (IANS) Toyota will recall 819,598 vehicles in China due to defective airbags installed in several vehicle models, the country’s top quality watchdog said on Friday.

The models affected were the VIOS, COROLLA, COROLLA EX and YARIS, built between May 1, 2007, and August 29, 2013, according to a report filed to the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine.

The defective vehicles were equipped with airbags whose inflators could rupture, causing risks of injury, Xinhua news agency reported.

The recall will start from November 30, 2016, and Toyota dealers will change the faulty parts at no charge.

–IANS

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