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Toyota RAV4 (1997 – 1999)

Published on 7 February 2020

The ammonium nitrate propellant used in the airbag inflator may experience a material alteration over time due to degradation occurring after prolonged exposure to high absolute humidity, high temperatures, and high-temperature cycling. In the event of an airbag being deployed, it may deploy too slowly or 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 Toyota RAV4 models affected by this recall were manufactured between 5. 6. 1997 – 31. 8. 1999.

Toyota recall code: 20SMD-005

Source: Rapex Alert 6/2020 A12/00160/20

Is my car affected?

Type of alert
Production period5. 6. 1997 - 31. 8. 1999
Type/number of modelModel Year: 1997~1999., Celica: 199410002462 0006; Model code: AT200, ST202, ST204, RAV4: 199510002904 0019; Model code: SXA10, SXA11, SXA15, SXA16, Starlet: 199610000485 0010; Model code: EP91, Yaris: 199910000254 0001; Model code: SCP10
Country of originJapan
Alert submitted byPortugal
Products were found and measures were taken also in
Measures taken by economic operators
Published by Rapex2020-02-07 19:41:07

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 Toyota dealer or workshop that’s been officially authorised to perform repairs on behalf of the manufacturer and ask for the details.

How to contact your dealer

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

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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