1 Million Toyota and Lexus Cars Recalled Over Airbag Safety Concerns

Toyota has issued a voluntary recall affecting about 1 million vehicles, including both Toyota and Lexus models from 2020 to 2022. The recall, announced on December 20, is due to a safety issue with the Occupant Classification System (OCS) sensors in the front passenger seat. This system, responsible for measuring the weight of the person in the passenger seat, may experience a short circuit, potentially causing the airbag not to deploy correctly in certain situations.

The impacted Toyota models include Avalon, Camry, Corolla, Highlander, RAV4, and Sienna Hybrid, while Lexus models affected include ES250, ES300H, ES350, RX350, and RX450h.

Toyota assures owners that the OCS sensors will be inspected and replaced if necessary, free of charge. Notifications to affected vehicle owners are expected by mid-February 2024.

To check if your vehicle is part of the recall, visit Toyota.com/recall or nhtsa.gov/recalls, and provide your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) or license plate number.

It’s worth noting that, as of now, Toyota has not confirmed any accidents or injuries related to the issue. This recall follows a previous one in November, where Toyota recalled over 1.8 million RAV4 models from 2013 to 2018 due to concerns about the potential for the vehicles’ batteries to catch fire. (Source: Parade)


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