Toyota Recalls 645,000 Vehicles for Air Bag Inflation Problem
Detroit – Toyota is recalling about 645,000 vehicles worldwide to fix an electrical problem that could stop air bags from inflating in a crash.[i]
Which Toyota Models Are Included in the Recall?
The recall covers certain Toyota Prius and Lexus RX and NX SUVs. Also covered are some Toyota Alphard, Vellfire, Sienta, Noah, Voxy, Esquire, Probox, Succeed, Corolla, Highlander, Levin and Hilux models. All were produced from May of 2015 to March of 2016.[ii]
The automaker says an open electrical circuit could occur over time. That would set off an air bag warning light and could stop the side and front air bags from deploying.[iii]
If you have one of these Toyota vehicles, take it to your closest Toyota dealer where the dealer will inspect the serial numbers on the sensors in your air bag and replace them if necessary at no cost. Toyota will begin notifying owners in March by mail.
Call an Experienced Air Bag Inflation Defect Lawyer
If you or a loved one has been injured by a defective air bag in your vehicle, you may have a potential claim for damages against the manufacturer. The auto defect lawyers with The Ammons Law Firm have the legal resources and experience to assist you. Call 713-523-1606.