320,000 Toyota trucks recalled…
Toyota announced Wednesday that it is recalling 320,000 trucks and SUVs in the United States for accidental airbag deployment.
Side curtain airbags on older Toyota models, including their Lexus vehicles, may deploy without warning. The seat belt pre-tensioners are also at risk, and may activate without an actual accident.
Affected Toyota models include:
- 2003-2006 Land Cruiser
- 2004-2006 4Runner
- 2005-2006 Tundra and Sequoia
- 2003-2006 Lexus LX 470
- 2004-2006 GX 470
Toyota did not specify how many accidental deployments have been reported or release any information about any related injuries caused by the faulty airbags. Recall filings were not available from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Find the official press release below:
TORRANCE, Calif., February 2, 2016 – Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. today announced that it is conducting a safety recall of approximately 320,000 Model Year 2003-2006 Land Cruiser; 2004-2006 4Runner; 2005-2006 Tundra and Sequoia; 2003-2006 LX 470; and 2004-2006 GX 470 vehicles.
The involved vehicles are equipped with side Curtain-Shield-Airbags (CSAs) which deploy from the roof in the event of certain types of crashes. Due to improper programming in the airbag control modules, there is a possibility that, under certain specific and limited conditions shortly after startup, the CSAs and seat belt pretensioners could activate when not necessary. Unexpected activation of the CSAs could increase the risk of injury to the occupant.
All known owners of the involved vehicles will be notified by first class mail. Toyota and Lexus dealers will replace the airbag control module with one which has an improved programming at no cost to owners.
Information about automotive recalls, including but not limited to the list of involved vehicles, is subject to change over time. For the most up-to-date Safety Recall information on Lexus, Toyota and Scion customers should check their vehicle’s status by visiting http://www.toyota.com/recall and entering the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN). Safety Recall inquiry by individual VIN is also available at the NHTSA site: safercar.gov/vin. For any additional questions, customer support is also available by calling Toyota Customer Service at 1-800-331-4331 or Lexus Customer Service at 1-800-255-3987.
Customer ContactsFor the most up-do-date recall information, customers should contact
Toyota Customer Service
1-800-331-4331Lexus Customer Service
Media ContactsAdvanced Technology and Business Communications
Cindy Knight 310-468-2170
John Hanson 310-468-4718