Toyota remembers greater than 1 million autos over potential airbag situation


Toyota is recalling simply over 1 million autos within the U.S. over a difficulty with the airbags.

In a discover posted on-line on Wednesday, Toyota stated a possible defect within the entrance passenger seat airbag may forestall it from correctly deploying in a crash, growing the chance of harm, or worse.

The recall includes varied Toyota and Lexus autos with mannequin years from 2020 to 2022, particularly:

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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


ES250 / 2021
ES300H / 2020-2022
ES350 / 2020-2021
RX350 / 2020-2021
RX450H / 2020-2021

In its recall discover, the Japanese auto big explains that the autos include Occupant Classification System (OCS) sensors within the entrance passenger seat that “may have been improperly manufactured, inflicting a brief circuit.”

It continues: “This might not enable the airbag system to correctly classify the occupant’s weight, and the airbag could not deploy as designed in sure crashes.”

Homeowners of affected autos might be notified by mid-February, and Toyota and Lexus sellers will examine the OCS sensors, becoming free replacements when mandatory.

A fast and straightforward technique to discover out in case your Toyota car is topic to a recall — whether or not this one or some other one — is by visiting and getting into the requested data.

Alternatively, homeowners of autos from any automaker can run a fast recall verify by getting into their distinctive Automobile Identification Quantity (VIN) on the web site of the Nationwide Freeway Site visitors Security Administration at

Toyota factors out that any proprietor with issues or wanting extra details about this newest recall ought to get in contact with the Toyota Model Engagement Middle (1-800-331-4331) for Toyota autos or the Lexus Model Engagement Middle (1-800-255-3987) for Lexus autos.

This isn’t the one recall Toyota has carried out this yr. Within the fall, it additionally recalled about 750,000 Toyota Highlander SUVs over a security situation with the entrance decrease bumper cowl.

The automaker additionally hit the headlines earlier this yr after it revealed that the areas of greater than 2 million of its prospects’ autos had been liable to breach for a whole decade from 2013.

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