The Japanese based automaker Toyota has recently announced a recall for the Scion iQ because of a problem with the vehicle’s airbags.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, a total of 11,153 units of the Scion iQ will be affected by this recall and their owners will have to take them back to the dealers because of a problem with the front passenger airbags, which may not deploy in case of an impact, increasing the risk of injury.
“The cable for the Occupant Classification System may become damaged when sliding the passenger seat forward or backward. If the cable becomes damaged, the front passenger airbags may not deploy or they may deploy inappropriately for the passenger’s size and position. This could increase the risk of personal injury during the event of a vehicle crash necessitating airbag deployment”, as the NHTSA is saying in its official press release.
The affected Scion iQ vehicles have been produced between the 31st of July, 2011, and the 12th of October, 2012. The company’s dealers will install a protective cover on the Occupant Classification System weight sensor cable free of charge. The recall is expected to begin soon but owners of the above mentioned model are being advised to contact Toyota at 1-800-331-4331.