"Depending on the circumstances, this could create excessive internal pressure when the airbag is deployed and cause the inflator to rupture. In the event of an inflator rupture, metal fragments could pass through the airbag cushion material, striking and possibly injuring the occupants in the event of an accident."Toyota SA has confirmed that although there is a recall, there haven't been any injuries or fatalities. They have also said that ten different vehicle models have been affected by the recall, including the Lexus.
"Affected owners will be notified by a Toyota dealer to bring their vehicle in for the service action. Please note that the replacement of the component will take one to two hours at no cost to the owner."Owners of the following vehicles may be affected:
"Toyota said it was calling back 1.47 million airbags in cars sold in Europe, 1.16 million in Japan, 820,000 in China, and 2.35 million in other regions excluding the US."Takata has forced over 12 car makers to recall vehicles due to faulty airbag parts. BBC also reported that there have been a report of 16 deaths world wide due to faulty Takata airbags.