Toyota Motor North America is recalling approximately 49,000 model year 2016 Prius and Lexus RX vehicles, and model year 2015 – 2016 Lexus NX vehicles in the U.S.
The vehicles have airbag systems where an open circuit could be created over time.
Were that to occur, the airbag warning light will illuminate and the side and curtain shield airbags and/or front airbags may not deploy, increasing the risk of injury to occupants in the event of a crash.
What to do
Toyota and Lexus dealers will inspect the serial number of the sensors and replace them with new ones, if necessary, at no cost to customers.
Toyota will notify all known owners by first-class mail starting in late March 2018.
Consumers with questions may call Toyota customer service
at 1-800-331-4331, or Lexus customer service at 1-800-255-3987.