Whenever you see the word recall, it’s natural to wonder how serious it is and if your car needs to get something fixed. To show drivers in Nashville, Gallatin, and Madison whether you need service, Ron Hibbard Toyota looks at what you should know about the Takata airbag recall. Be sure to contact us today with any questions!
What Is the Takata Airbag Recall?
The Takata airbag recall is the largest recall in automotive history. Overall, it has affected over 42 million vehicles from 19 different manufacturers, including Toyota. So, what’s wrong with the airbags in these vehicles? Well, oddly enough, the airbags are actually fine. The faulty part is the airbag inflator.
Many models that were produced between 2003 and 2013 have an inflator that’s at risk of rupturing. This can cause shrapnel to shoot through the airbag and into the cabin of your car. To avoid this dangerous malfunction, simply schedule an appointment and a technician will replace your airbag inflator in a matter of minutes.
Are My Airbags Safe?
If your vehicle was made between 2003 and 2013, you may need to have your airbag inflator replaced. There are three ways you can find out if your airbags are safe or if you need to get them serviced.
First, you can find a list of vehicles that have been affected here. Second, you can download the Airbag Recall app. It’s free and easy to use. Just take a picture of your license plate and it’ll tell you whether or not your vehicle needs a new airbag inflator. With both of these, you can also find out by searching with your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN).
The third and final way to check your airbags is also a convenient way to get them fixed. Make an appointment or stop by a Toyota service center. A technician will be able to inspect your airbag inflators and replace them for you.
Toyota Service Center
Our service center features a team of highly trained Toyota technicians. They’ll be able to quickly replace your airbag inflator for NO CHARGE. In just a few minutes, your airbags and their inflator will be working properly and protecting you again.
Each one of our technicians is experienced in covering everything from routine maintenance on Toyota vehicles to serious service and repairs. We also have a large inventory of OEM parts and accessories in our parts center. These were designed to be the right fit for your vehicle and deliver a more dependable performance.
Schedule Airbag Service
If your vehicle is listed or you want to have a technician take a look, schedule service with Ron Hibbard Toyota. Our technicians are happy to offer this FREE service to drivers in the Nashville, Gallatin, and Madison area. If you have any questions about the Takata airbag recall, contact us to learn more or schedule an appointment.