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Lexus SC430 (2001 – 2011)

Published on 14. 09. 2019
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Problem description:

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.

Source: Rapex Alert 37/2019 A12/1334/19

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Type of alert
Make Lexus
Model SC
Production period 2001 - 2011
Risk 1
Type/number of model e11*98/14*0181, e11*2001/116*0181), Yaris (e11*2001/116*0248, e11*2001/116*0249, e6*98/14*0064, e6*2001/116*0064, e2*98/14*0248, e2*2001/116*0248), SC430 (e6*98/14*0084, e6*2001/116*0084), type approval number: Avensis (e11*2001/116*0196), Avensis Verso (e6*98/14*0083, e6*2001/116*0083), Corolla (e11*98/14*0179, e11*2001/116*0179, e11*98/14*0180, e11*2001/116*0180,
Country of origin Japan
Alert submitted by Portugal
Products were found and measures were taken also in
Measures taken by economic operators
Published by Rapex 2019-09-13 07:33:59

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.

If you wish to know more about eventual problems of a specific car (e.g. real mileage, potential traffic accidents damages, odometer rollback, repairs, etc.), then we suggest going to HPI-Check.

Check the vehicle's history

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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