Toyota to replace 65,000 defective Takata airbag inflators

oyota on Wednesday issued a follow-up recall to replace defective Takata airbag inflators—again—on 65,000 vehicles. This time, however, Toyota said that it will replace the inflators with new units produced by another third-party supplier.

The automaker announced the recall on Wednesday, which affects certain 2003-2005 model year Corolla compact sedans, 2002-2005 model year Sequoia SUVs, 2003-2005 model year Tundra pickup trucks, and 2002-2005 model year Lexus SC 430 convertibles. Toyota said the vehicles were previously involved in a separate recall where the automaker installed new Takata inflators as a remedy. However, the replacement inflators may still feature a safety defect due to propellant degradation after prolonged exposure to humidity and heat.