Toyota Recalls Several Models For Airbag Issue

Toyota has issued a safety recall that extends to over 320,000 older vehicle models in the U.S., including the 2003-2006 Land Cruiser, 2004-2006 4Runner, 2005-2006 Tundra and Sequoia, 2003-2006 Lexus LX470, and 2004-2006 GX470.

The recall comes as a result of inadvertent deployment of the side Curtain-Shield-Airbags that come down from the roof shortly after the vehicle has been started up, which is caused by improper programming of the airbag control module. A spokesperson from Toyota, Cindy Knight, told Autoblog that the company “is not aware of any crashes caused by the condition,” but that they have “received reports alleging injuries such as abrasions and ringing in ears.”

All affected owners can expect to be notified via mail in the near future, at which point their Toyota or Lexus dealer will “replace the airbag control module with one which has an improved programming at no cost to owners.”

(Source: Autoblog)

Rachel Despres

Rachel Despres