Only one vehicle recall notice has been issued this week, from Lexus, as an update of a previous recall.
The notice has been extended to include the following vehicles (VINs found here) which were already recalled and equipped with replacement airbags during January 2017:
2005-2017 IS 250 (GSE20)
2010-2012 IS 350 (GSE21)
2008-2012 IS F (USE20)
As with all Takata airbags, as they age, are exposed to high temperatures or humidity, the risk of the airbag inflator propellant degrading increases. This can result in the metal inflator housing rupturing and expelling metal fragments into the vehicle potentially causing serious injury or death. They need to be replaced as soon as possible.
Owners who are unsure whether their vehicle needs an airbag replaced can visit the industry-supported website established to combat the Takata scandal. Replacement airbags can be arranged via the corresponding dealership free of charge.
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