Toyota to Recall Nearly 650,000 Vehicles Worldwide Due to Airbags Not Functioning Properly


Toyota is recalling about 645,000 vehicles worldwide due to a problem with their airbags, the company said.  According the auto-maker, an electrical problem could prevent air bags from functioning properly during a crash.

The recall affects certain Prius and Lexus RX and NX models.  Also covered are Alphard, Vellfire, Sienta, Noah, Voxy, Esquire, Probox, Succeed, Corolla, Highlander, Levin and Hilux models.  The production dates for the affected models are from May of 2015 to March of 2016.

An open electrical circuit could set off an airbag warning light and could stop the side and front airbags from inflating during a crash.  Dealers will inspect sensors and replace them if necessary at no cost to the owners.  The carmaker said it will notify owners by letter in starting in late March.



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