Takata Airbag Recall Repair at Toyota in Boulder, CO


Takata Airbag Recall Repair in Boulder, CO

Toyota has initiated Safety Recalls for certain Toyota vehicles equipped with Takata Front Passenger Airbag Inflators and one Toyota model equipped with a Takata Driver's Airbag Inflator. Those affected vehicles are equipped with Takata airbag inflators which utilize a propellant that may deteriorate over time, after long term exposure to fluctuating high temperatures and environmental moisture. In some cases, inflators may also have specific manufacturing defects that allow moisture intrusion and propellant degradation. NHSTA research shows that prolonged exposure to high heat and high humidity makes these airbags more dangerous and poses a higher risk of explosion. Propellant degradation creates excessive internal pressure when the airbag is deployed and can cause the inflator to rupture. In the event of an inflator rupture, metal shrapnel could pass through the airbag cushion material, striking the vehicle occupants and may result in severe injury or death. Even in a minor fender bender, these airbags could explode and spray metal fragments toward drivers and passengers.

To check if your Toyota car, truck or SUV is affected by the Takata Airbag Recall, please follow the link above or click here and enter your VIN number, you will then be notified if you need to make an appointment with our service department to get the repair you need. If your vehicle does not currently indicate any open Safety Recalls, please return to the Toyota recall lookup site or give our service department a call at 866-617-6139 at least every three months to confirm the Safety Recall status for your vehicle.

Customer Concerns & Answers

There are a few reasons customers want to decline or are reluctant to bring their vehicle(s) to the dealership to have the Takata Airbag Recall completed. Read below to learn what those concerns are and why it's important to get the suggested recall repair at Larry H. Miller Toyota Boulder.

"No one sits in my passenger seat, why do I need to have this recall done? No one drives the car either, it just sits parked."

1. The inflator could rupture when the airbag deploys and sharp fragments could spray directly at the vehicle occupants.
2. There is a possibility of serious injury or death to the driver and/or passengers, even in a minor fender bender.
3. Toyota and our Larry H. Miller Toyota Boulder dealership are concerned about both your SAFETY and that of your passengers. Your SAFETY is a top priority.

"I just don't have the time to bring my car to your dealership."

  • We understand it's not convenient having to bring your vehicle in for this recall repair. Depending on the model it will take approximately 2-3 hours to complete.
  • We are committed to helping resolve this issue for you as quickly, conveniently and safely as possible. So please, do it for you. Better yet, do it for the person riding beside you.
  • If you can't wait at the dealership during the repairs, we will work with you to provide alternative transportation for free.

"I need my car and cannot leave it at your dealership all day for this recall repair."

We understand you cannot be without transportation, that's why we have other transportation available at no charge to you. Ask us about our Free Shuttle Service.

"What are you trying to sell me? I don't want to pay for anything."

1. This is not a sales pitch for additional services, we are concerned about your safety and your passengers and just want to take care of the recall.
2. Remember, the airbag repair is free and there are no other obligations.
3. Our focus remains on the safety and security of our customers. Your safety is our number one priority.



ALL THE FACTS

How can I tell if my vehicle has been involved in this recall?

To determine if your vehicle is impacted by this recall you can click the link or button at the top of the page and it will take you to the official Toyota recall lookup site.


What is a VIN number and where do I find it?

Your VIN is the unique identification for your vehicle and contains 17 alphanumeric characters. It may be found on your state vehicle regisration, vehicle insurance, or on the vehicle itself – on the driver's side dashboard at the bottom of the windshield or on the driver's side doorjamb. Your VIN will NOT include the letter "i" or the ltetter "o", but may include the number "1" or the number "0."


What do I do if my vehicle has been recalled?

Please contact our Larry H. Miller Toyota Boulder Service department at 866-617-6139 to schedule an appointment to take care of the recall. We are equipped to fix the recalled part or portion of your vehicle. A complimentary loaner car or towing service may be available to assist with any inconvenience this may cause.


What do I do if the results page says parts are unavailable for my vehicle?

NHTSA has ordered automakers to accelerate the development and production of remedy parts, and to prioritize repairs for vehicles according to risk factors identified through testing. If parts are not yet available for your vehicle you can still take action by ensuring that Toyota or our Toyota Boulder Service Department has your most up-to-date contact information.


When my vehicle's inflator is being repaired, will I be able to get a loaner car?

A complimentary loaner car MAY be available to assist with any inconvenience this may cause. Check with our service department for more information. If we don't have any available loaner cars at the time we do offer free shuttle services.


Someone contacted me, told me my airbag was recalled and tried to schedule an appointment to fix it. Is this a legitimate effort by Airbag Recall?

As part of the ongoing efforts to increase awareness and fix all defective airbags, certain automakers have implemented door to door canvassing in select markets. If you have any concerns with or questions about the legitimacy of these effors, please feel free to reach out to Toyota 888-324-3502.


How much does it cost to replace my airbag inflator?

If your vehicle is subject to a recall, the airbag inflator will be replaced free of charge at Larry H. Miller Toyota Boulder.


What is safer – driving with a defective airbag or turning off your airbag?

Never disable your airbags. It is illegal and unsafe to disable an airbag in a vehicle. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that frontal airbags saved 2,400 lives in 2014 alone. If you are involved in a crash, it is more likely that your airbag will perform properly and protect you than rupture and cause harm. An airbag that is purposely disabled has a 100% chance of failing to provide any protection in a crash.

The vast majority of Takata airbags will perform as expected. If you feel uncomfortable continuing to drive your vehicle before the recall repair has been performed, you should contact us and we can help you figure out a loaner undil an interim or final repair is completed.


I am a community leader, how can I get involved?

Thank you so much, we value your help. To learn more about how to get involved as a partner, visit our Community Partner Page: https://www.airbagrecall.com/en/how-can-i-help/community-partners


How can I stay informed about all recalls impacting my vehicle?

Sign up for updates on NHTSA's website: https://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/nhtsa/subscriptions




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