Model codes of affected vehicles are: HDJ100, HZJ105, UZJ100, VDJ200, UZJ200 and URJ202. For specific models, see the VIN list here.
The recall statement issued by Product Safety Australia explains it’s possible “that an incorrect specification airbag assembly was installed during the vehicle assembly process”.
This means there’s an increased risk of injury to occupants in the event of a crash, due to the incorrect specification airbag.
Owners of affected Land Cruisers will receive a letter in the mail from Toyota Australia, advising them to take their vehicle to their preferred Toyota dealer for free reparation.
A recall notice due to an airbag concern was also issued for Ford’s Ranger and Everest last week.
This report said that the side airbag module of affected models – Ford Rangers built from October 29, 2016, through to February 24, 2017; and Ford Everest models built from October 29, 2016, through to January 27, 2017 – may contain an incorrect chemical mixture.
Owners of affected Rangers and Everests should also expect a letter in the post.