Massive Toyota and Lexus Recall: Air Bag Deployment Concerns Impact 1 Million Vehicles

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Toyota is issuing a recall for approximately 1 million vehicles in the United States due to concerns that the front passenger airbags may not deploy correctly during a collision. 

This poses an increased risk of injury to occupants, as indicated by the automaker on Wednesday.

According to a statement published on its official website, Toyota attributes the potential issue to a defect in the Occupant Classification System (OCS) sensors located in the front passenger seat of the affected vehicles. 

This defect could lead to a short circuit, preventing the air bag system from accurately detecting the presence and weight of the passenger, thus causing it to fail in deploying as intended.

As a corrective measure, Toyota and Lexus dealers will conduct complimentary inspections on the affected vehicles and replace the Occupant Classification System (OCS) sensors if deemed necessary, without incurring any expenses for vehicle owners, as outlined in the recall notice. 

Toyota has committed to informing owners of all affected vehicles by mid-February 2024.

The Recall Pertains to the Following Toyota and Lexus Models From 2020 to 2022:

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Toyota is issuing a recall for approximately 1 million vehicles in the United States due to concerns that the front passenger airbags may not deploy correctly during a collision.

Lexus:

  • ES250 — 2021
  • ES300H — 2020-2022
  • ES350 — 2020-2021
  • RX350 — 2020-2021
  • RX450H — 2020-2021

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

To ascertain whether your vehicle is included in the safety recall, please input your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) or license plate details at Toyota.com/recall or nhtsa.gov/recalls.

For further details regarding Toyota vehicles, customers may reach out to the Toyota Brand Engagement Center at (800) 331-4331. 

Additional information concerning Lexus vehicles can be obtained by contacting the Lexus Brand Engagement Center at (800) 255-3987.

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