Toyota Canada Inc, (TCI), will conduct two separate safety recalls involving approximately 140,553 Corolla and Matrix vehicles and approximately 16,756 Lexus IS vehicles.
The airbag control module for the supplemental restraint system (SRS) in the Corolla and Matrix vehicles may have been manufactured with application-specific integrated circuits (ASICs) that are susceptible to internal shorting.
These ASICs could experience an internal short that creates abnormal current flow and increased heat. If this occurs, there is a possibility that the ASIC could become damaged. In some instances, the front airbag(s) and/or seat belt pretensioners could inadvertently deploy.
The second safety recall involves the front wipers on certain Lexus IS vehicles where the wiper arm nut may not be sufficiently tight. If movement of the wipers is restricted by an external load, such as a build-up of heavy snow on the windshield, one or both of the wipers could become inoperative.
Owners of vehicles covered by these voluntary safety recalls will receive an owner notification letter via first class mail starting in February, 2013. Any authorized Toyota or Lexus dealership will provide the campaign remedy at no charge to the vehicle owner.
Information is available to customers at the Toyota Customer Interaction Centre at 1-888-TOYOTA-8 (1-888-868-6828) or Lexus of Canada at 1-800-26-LEXUS (1-800-265-3987).