The ammonium nitrate propellant used in the airbag inflator may degrade over time due to propellant degradation occurring after prolonged exposure to high absolute humidity, high temperatures and high-temperature cycling.
In the event of an airbag being deployed, the excessive internal pressure may cause the inflator body to rupture and metal fragments may pass through the cushion material causing injury to the occupants.
The Lexus SC430 models affected by this recall were manufactured between 2001 and 2011.
Products were found and measures were taken also in
Measures taken by economic operators
Published by Rapex
What the owner should do?
If you read about a recall that you think may affect your car, you should make immediate contact with a Lexus dealer or workshop that’s been officially authorised to perform repairs on behalf of the manufacturer and ask for the details.
This notification is purely informative for the vehicle type you have selected. As these deficiencies often relate to specific components (engine type, bodywork, equipment), the recall may not apply to all vehicles of this type. First published in the Weekly overview reports of RAPEX notifications.
UK car-owners can easily make a pre-check by visiting DVLA website and entering the car registration number; it will also reveal the car’s current MOT status.
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