Toyota Recalling Vehicles for Air Bag, Brake Issues
DETROIT, MI. – According to an online news report from fox5atlanta.com, carmaker Toyota is recalling several models of vehicles because of issues related to air bags and brakes.*
A problem with the air bags can cause them to fail during a crash. A seat belt tension sensor can malfunction and deactivate the passenger’s front, knee, and side air bags. The automaker is working on a fix, as the defect could increase the risk of injury during a crash.
This recall affects about 96,000 vehicles and includes the following Toyota models:
- 2008 – 2019 Toyota Land Cruiser
- 2008 – 2019 Lexus LX570 SUV
The other recall involves vehicle brake systems. A brake master cylinder seal can become damaged and leak brake fluid, which reduces the performance of a vehicle’s front brakes. Because of the defect, a vehicle might require longer distances than normal to stop. Toyota dealers will replace the master cylinder to fix the issue.
This recall affects about 47,000 vehicles and includes the following Toyota models:
- 2018 Toyota Tacoma
- 2019 Toyota Tacoma
Toyota would not say whether either of the recall issues has caused any injuries. The company will be notifying owners of affected vehicles in January and February, and owners will be able to take their cars to local dealerships for repairs.
To check whether your vehicle is subject to an active recall right now, you can visit the website for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. By entering your VIN in the website, you will receive information about current recalls and how to proceed to ensure your vehicle’s safety.
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