February 26, 2024

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Toyota recalls one million Toyota and Lexus vehicles due to the possibility that the airbag did not deploy properly

Toyota recalls one million Toyota and Lexus vehicles due to the possibility that the airbag did not deploy properly

Toyota said Wednesday it is recalling nearly 1 million vehicles in the United States because the front passenger airbags may not inflate properly in the event of a crash, posing an additional risk of injury to occupants.

Toyota said in a report that a potential malfunction in the occupant classification system (OCS) sensors in the front passenger seat in the affected vehicles could cause a short circuit. notice Posted on its website. As a result, the airbag system may not be able to correctly detect the occupant’s presence and weight, and fail to deploy as designed.

The recall affects the following 2020-2022 Toyota and Lexus models:

Toyota

  • Avalon, Avalon Hybrid – 2020-2021
  • Camry, Camry Hybrid – 2020-2021
  • Corolla – 2020-2021
  • Highlander, Highlander Hybrid – 2020-2021
  • RAV4, RAV4 Hybrid – 2020-2021
  • Sienna Hybrid – 2021

Lexus

  • ES 250 — 2021
  • ES300H — 2020-2022
  • ES 350 — 2020-2021
  • RX 350 — 2020-2021
  • RX450H — 2020-2021

As a remedy, Toyota and Lexus dealers will inspect affected vehicles free of charge and replace the OCS sensors if necessary at no cost to vehicle owners, the recall notice states. Toyota said it will notify owners of all vehicles involved in the recall by mid-February 2024.

To find out if your vehicle is part of a safety recall, enter your vehicle identification number (VIN) or license plate information at Toyota.com/recall or nhtsa.gov/recalls.

For additional information about Toyota vehicles, customers can call the Toyota Brand Engagement Center at (800) 331-4331. Additional information for Lexus vehicles is available by calling the Lexus Brand Engagement Center at (800) 255-3987.

This is Toyota’s third major recall in recent months. In November the company 1.9 million RAV4 SUVs recalled In the United States because batteries can move during sharp turns and potentially cause a fire.

Toyota on October 26 as well He pointed out Nearly 751,000 Toyota Highlander SUVs in the United States were repaired to repair a problem with the tabs that secure the vehicle’s front lower bumper covers. The company said that even a minor accident could cause the bumper cover assembly to fall, posing a potential danger to drivers.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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