Lexus USA has issued a voluntary safety recall for the 2002-2003 Lexus SC 430 due to an issue with the front passenger airbag — here’s a description of the problem:
The involved vehicles are equipped with front passenger airbag inflators which could have been assembled with improperly manufactured propellant wafers. Improperly manufactured propellant wafers could cause the inflator to rupture and the front passenger airbag to deploy abnormally in the event of a crash.
This is related to an earlier recall issued in 2013:
The 2013 recall remedy involved inspection of the front passenger air bag, and, if equipped with an affected inflator, the inflator would be replaced with a newly manufactured one at no charge to the owner.
Toyota has determined that the involved serial numbers provided by the supplier did not include all of the potentially involved inflators.
Affected SC 430 owners will be notified by mail, and the defective inflator will be replaced at no charge.