Toyota recalls nearly 1 million vehicles with airbag issue

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The front passenger airbag may not deploy as intended

Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing is recalling 999,901 of the following vehicles:

  • Model year 2020-2021 Avalons, Avalon Hybrids, Corollas, Highlanders, Highlander Hybrids, RAV4s, RAV4 Hybrids, Lexus ES350s, Lexus RX350s & Lexus RX450Hs,
  • Model year 2021 Sienna Hybrids & Lexus ES250s, and
  • Model year 2020-2022 Camrys, Camry Hybrids and ES300Hs.

A short circuit may develop in the Occupant Classification System (OCS) sensor, preventing the front passenger airbag from deploying.

An airbag that does not deploy in a crash increases the risk of injury.

What to do

Dealers will inspect and replace the sensor -- as necessary -- free of charge.

Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed February 4, 2024.

Owners may contact Toyota customer service at (800) 331-4331. Toyota's number for this recall is 23TB15/23TA15; the Lexus number is 23LB03/23LA03.

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