Toyota Corolla recalled in India for Takata airbag issue

The Takata airbag saga continues haunt car makers across the world. Toyota has now issued a recall of the Corolla in India. According to the company, an issue has been diagnosed in the passenger side airbag supplied by Takata.

In all, 23,157 units of the Corolla Altis manufactured between January 2010 and December 2012 have been recalled.

According to a statement released by the car maker, the passenger side airbag on the affected vehicles could deploy inadvertently. This is caused due to improper airbag inflators which when exposed to heat could explode, causing the airbag to deploy.

The fix could take anywhere between 30 minutes to 3 hours, a company spokesman said and will be carried out by the local Toyota dealership.

Faulty airbags supplied by the Japanese manufacturer, Takata have been the cause of multiple recalls over the past year or so. Out of the roughly 100 million cars affected globally, Toyota has had to recall 2.9 million vehicles including the Corolla Altis sold in India.

Written by Tushar Kelshikar