Toyota Motor Corporation announced the recall of nearly 700,000 vehicles in the United States to replace a faulty electric component and fix potentially defect airbags.
The recall action involves 495,000 Tacoma pickup truck model years 2005 to 2009 that may have faulty airbags. The reason for this is friction may result in a loss of a connection between the driver’s airbag module. If there is no connectivity, the airbag warning lamp on the instrument panel will remain illuminated after starting the engine. The driver’s airbag may be deactivated and may not deploy during a crash.
Toyota is also recalling 70,500 Camry and 116,000 Venza models model years 2009 to 2011 to replace the stop lamp switch. According to the Japanese automaker, the engine may not start because of a faulty stop lamp switch or may not shift out of park. In both recall campaigns, Toyota is working to obtain replacement parts and will notify owners of the planned recall next month. Toyota says there have been no accidents or injuries due to either recall campaign.