AK offers Manila Flyaway for Takata airbag replacements


Toyota owners who have their defective Takata airbag inflator replaced now have a chance to win a vacation in Manila.

According to Alex Hammett, Atkins Kroll president, safety is one of the top priorities at AK and their goal is to replace every single affected airbag in the Mariana Islands.

Atkins Kroll is the regional distributor of Toyota and the company has already sent out thousands of mailers and emails, made phone calls, posted messages on social media, and even knocked on doors to inform affected customers about the recall.

AK wants to emphasize the message that defective Takata airbags are unsafe.

According to AK Aftersales Operations Manager Arnold Sikat, many customers have already had their airbags replaced, but there are still hundreds of owners who have not yet replaced their air bags.

AK thought a fun way to spread the word about the Takata recall is to offer a flyaway grand prize in a lucky draw contest for a Manila vacation for two.

To enter the contest, registered owners of Toyota vehicles identified in a factory recall campaign for a Takata airbag replacement must have AK replace their Takata airbag. Toyota owners can verify if their vehicle is subject to a Takata airbag factory recall by visiting www.toyota.com/recall.

Every Toyota owner with a replaced Takata airbag is automatically entered in the contest during the campaign period. The campaign period for the contest already began last Nov. 11, 2019, and will conclude on Dec. 31, 2020.

Worldwide, approximately 34 million vehicles from 19 automakers have potentially dangerous airbag inflators that could rupture when the airbag deploys, spraying sharp metal fragments inside the cabin.

“The replacement process time is short, but safety is a priority over convenience. We will continue to spread awareness and urge our affected customers to visit us. Airbags are meant to save lives, not take them and AK has the resolve and resources to save lives,” said Hammett in a news release.