Toyota Recalls 1 Million Cars in the U.S. Over Air Bag Issues
Toyota has recently announced a massive recall of approximately 1 million cars in the United States due to potential problems with the front passenger air bags. The recall is related to a potential defect in the Occupant Classification System (OCS) sensors, which can cause a short circuit and hinder the proper deployment of the air bags.
The affected vehicles include various models from both Toyota and Lexus, manufactured between 2020 and 2022. This recall comes as part of Toyota’s commitment to prioritizing customer safety and ensuring the highest standards are met.
In response to this recall, Toyota and Lexus dealerships across the country will inspect the affected vehicles at no charge to the owners. If necessary, the OCS sensors will be replaced promptly, also free of cost. The company aims to complete the necessary repairs as efficiently as possible to minimize inconvenience for owners.
Owners of the affected vehicles can expect to be notified by February 2024. Toyota has taken this initiative to reach out to customers proactively and ensure their safety by rectifying any potential issues promptly.
To determine if a specific vehicle is part of the recall, owners can visit Toyota.com/recall or nhtsa.gov/recalls and enter their Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) or license plate information. This service will provide immediate confirmation and help owners take appropriate action.
If Toyota vehicle owners have any additional questions or require further information, they can contact the Toyota Brand Engagement Center at (800) 331-4331. Lexus owners can also reach out to the Lexus Brand Engagement Center at (800) 255-3987.
It is worth noting that this is the third significant recall for Toyota in recent months. The company has previously issued recalls for RAV4 sport utility vehicles and Toyota Highlander SUVs, demonstrating their commitment to addressing any potential safety concerns promptly and effectively.
Toyota’s commitment to customer safety and proactive measures in addressing potential defects reinforces its position as a trusted automotive manufacturer. By promptly addressing and rectifying any concerns, the company further solidifies its dedication to ensuring the utmost safety standards for its customers.
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