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Toyota, Lexus Recall 1 Million Vehicles Over Airbag Issue

Toyota and its Lexus luxury marque say they are recalling “approximately 1 million vehicles” to correct a problem that could keep airbags from deploying to protect the front passenger.

The recall affects the following:

Like most modern cars, these vehicles all use a weight sensor in the front passenger’s seat to determine whether that seat is occupied. It turns on airbags when it detects a passenger. But, in a press release, Toyota says that sensor “could have been improperly manufactured, causing a short circuit.”

That could lead to inoperative airbags.

Dealers will inspect the sensors and replace them if needed. Recall repairs are always free.

Automakers recall many cars to fix safety defects, sometimes more than once. While automakers try to reach every owner to ask them to bring the vehicle in for repair, they rarely reach them all. Millions of vehicles on American roads need free recall repairs. To find out if your car is one of them, check the easy VIN tool at our recall center.

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