Toyotas Recalled due to Airbag Defect
Toyota vehicles are being recalled in the United States to address faulty and possibly unsafe airbags sensors. Toyota Motor Sales USA, Inc., is recalling nearly 308,000 2007-2008 model year RAV4 and certain 2008 Highlander and Highlander HVs, according to news reports. The vehicles need to be recalled to replace a faulty airbag sensor. Approximately 214,000 RAV4 vehicles and 94,000 Highlander and Highlander HV vehicles are included in the recall.
According to Toyota, “if one amongst the two sensors in the airbag sensor assembly malfunctions, the airbag warning light will illuminate and the roll detection system will be suspended. If both sensors fail nearly simultaneously after initial airbag system check, the seat belt pretensioner and the curtain shield airbag could be inadvertently activated.”
So far, no reports of injuries or car accidents have been reported in connection to the recall.
As Seattle auto accident and product liability attorneys, we are glad Toyota was able to catch this problem and recall the vehicles before any injuries were reported. We urge drivers of the recalled vehicles to get this problem fixed as soon as they are notified by Toyota.
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