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Recall roundup: Toyota cars for airbag problem

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Recall roundup: Toyota cars for airbag problem

The Japanese based automaker Toyota has recently announced a recall for a lot of its vehicles in the United States because of a problem with the airbags.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, a total of 3,235 units of the Avalon, Camry, Camry Hybrid, Corolla, FJ Cruiser, Highlander, Highlander Hybrid, Prius, Prius V, RAV4, Sequoia, Sienna, Tacoma, Tundra, Venza and 4Runner will be affected by this recall and their owners will have to take a trip back to the dealers because of a problem with the passenger airbag.

“During modification by SET to include accessories such as leather seat covers, seat heaters or headrest DVD systems, these vehicles may not have had the passenger seat occupant sensing system calibration tested. Without passing the calibration test, the occupant sensing system may not operate as designed”, as the NHTSA is saying in its summary of the problem.

The recall will begin this month and the company’s dealerships across the country have been notified by Toyota. The repair will be done free of charge. Meanwhile, if you own one of the vehicle mentioned above you should contact the NHTSA at 1-888-327-4236 or Southeast Toyota at 1-800-301-6859.

by Cristian Gnaticov (my Google+) - Tuesday, January 29th, 2013 - filed under News, Safety, Toyota. Image credit: .
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