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Toyota Recalls 654K Vehicles for Airbag Issue

Airbag issue unrelated to Takata's ongoing problems.

by on Feb.01, 2018

Toyota is recalling certain Priuses among 645,000 vehicles globally due to an airbag issue.

Toyota issued a recall for approximately 645,000 vehicles around to world due to an electrical problem that may prevent the vehicle’s airbag from inflating during a crash.

The action covers certain Toyota Prius and Lexus RX and NX SUVs. Also covered are some Toyota Alphard, Vellfire, Sienta, Noah, Voxy, Esquire, Probox, Succeed, Corolla, Highlander, Levin and Hilux models. All were produced between May 2015 to March 2016.

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An open electrical circuit could occur over time, the automaker warned, that would set off an airbag warning light and could stop the side and front air bags from deploying. (more…)

Toyota Recalling 500,000 Vehicles

Further setback to maker’s turnaround plans.

by on Nov.09, 2011

The recall covers a wide range of Toyota and Lexus vehicles, including the Camry Solara.

Toyota Motor Co. will recall about 550,000 vehicles – most of them in the U.S. – due to problems that could make the Lexus and Toyota models difficult to steer.

The announcement comes as the latest setback to an automaker that had hoped to end 2011 in full turnaround mode after a lengthy safety and quality scandal followed by sharp production cutbacks due to Japan’s March 11 earthquake and tsunami.  But the latest recall instead comes as Toyota is scaling back production at factories around the world due to flooding in Thailand which has left it short of critical parts.

Production problems and consequent inventory shortages resulted in a sharp, 18.5% decline in Toyota’s earnings for the July – September quarter, the maker announced yesterday. (For more on that story, Click Here.)

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The latest recall brings to 14 million the number of vehicles Toyota has recalled worldwide since it revealed the first of several callbacks for so-called unintended acceleration in October 2009.  The new problem involves a wide range of products, from the Toyota Camry sedan and Sienna minivan to the Lexus RX400h hybrid – more than 80% of which were sold in the U.S.