The Japanese based automaker Toyota has recently announced a recall for the Scion iQ models in the United States, because of a problem with the OCS weight sensor cables.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 11,200 units of the Scion iQ models will be affected by this recall, and their owners will have to take them back to the dealers because of the front passenger Occupant Classification System (OCS) weight sensor cables. Toyota says that in the affected vehicles, the sensors can become damaged and the airbags and seatbelt pre-tensioner may not function properly.
“The front passenger seat assembly of the Scion iQ is equipped with sensors for the OCS which is used to control the operation of the front passenger Supplemental Restraint Systems, such as the airbags and seat belt pre-tensioner. Cables for thesensors located in the seat track cancome into contact with an object placed near the seat track andbecome damaged as the front passenger seat slides forward or backward”, as the automaker is saying in its official press release.
The affected Scion iQ models are from the 2012 and 2013 model years. Toyota says that the recall is expected to begin in December and owners of the above mentioned model will be announced by the company. The repair will take place free of charge. Owners of the 2012 – 2013 Scion iQ over-seas are being advised to contact Scion Customer Experience at 1-866-707-2466.