Update: Toyotas Recalled for Defective Airbag
Toyota is recalling the following model year 2023 vehicles over concerns that an electrical connection inside the steering column's spiral cable assembly may be insufficiently welded, causing the connection to separate and deactivate the driver's airbag:
- Corolla Cross
- Corolla Cross Hybrid
- Highlander Hybrid
- Lexus RX350
- Lexus RX350 Hybrid
- Lexus RX500 Hybrid
- Lexus NX250 (2023-2024)
- Lexus NX350 (2023-2024)
- Lexus NX350 Hybrid (2023-2024)
As a result of the airbag problem, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard number 208, "Occupant Crash Protection." A deactivated driver's airbag that does not deploy as intended increases the risk of injury during a crash.
Dealers will inspect and replace the spiral cable assembly, if necessary, free of charge. This recall began on July 11, 2023. Toyota's recall number for these vehicles is 23LA02.
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Toyota Corolla Seat Belt Recall
Toyota is recalling certain Corolla and C-HR vehicles for a potential defect that could cause the rear seat belts to malfunction during a crash, increasing the risk of severe bodily injury, including death.
This recall affects the 2019-2020 Toyota C-HR and 2020 Toyota Corolla and Toyota Corolla Hybrid vehicles equipped with rear seat belt assemblies with a dual-mode locking mechanism, according to the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
The seat belt webbing sensor locking mechanism on the recalled Toyotas may not lock as intended. In the event of a crash involving multiple impacts, the seat belt may not properly restrain the occupant, increasing the risk of injury.
Toyota is notifying all registered owners, and dealers will fix the problem free of charge. This recall is expected to begin on Feb. 3, 2020.
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