Toyota recalls 1M cars, SUVs over issue affecting passenger airbags

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Toyota has issued a recall affecting approximately 1 million vehicle products between 2020 and 2021, including the RAV4.  File photo by John Angelillo/UPI

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Dec. 21 (UPI) — Toyota has issued a security recall affecting about 1 million vehicles and SUVs within the United States due to a producing issue that might stop the passenger airbag from deploying in a crash.

The recall was issued on Wednesday for 15 Toyota and Lexus fashions produced in 2020 and 2021, together with Avalon, Camry, Corolla, Highlander, RAV4 and Sienna together with Lexus’ ES and RX fashions.

The firm stated the Occupant Classification System sensors within the entrance passenger seat are affected. He stated they may quick circuit on account of being improperly manufactured.

“This wouldn’t permit the airbag system to accurately classify the occupant’s weight, and the airbag could not deploy as designed in sure accidents, rising the chance of damage,” he stated in an announcement.

Toyota and Lexus sellers will examine and substitute the sensors for gratis to homeowners of the recalled autos, who can be notified by mid-February, he stated.

Those on the lookout for extra data or to verify if their car is affected by the recall are inspired to go to toyota.com/recall or nhtsa.gov/recalls.

The recall is Toyota’s third in as many months, with 1.8 million RAV4 autos produced between 2013-2018 recalled early final month and 750,000 model-year 2020-2023 Highlander autos recalled in late October.

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