1.12 million Toyota vehicles globally will have to be recalled because of faulty sensors, including the Lexus brand

In some cases, the sensors may experience a short circuit, preventing the airbag from deploying in the event of a collision.

Some Toyota car models with versions from 2020 to 2022 such as Avalon, Camry, Corolla, RAV4, Highlander, Sienna Hybrid and ES250, ES300H, ES350, RX350 under the Lexus brand will be on the recall list this time.

The cause was determined to be that the sensors in the front passenger seat may be faulty leading to a short circuit, making it impossible to determine whether the seat is occupied or not, based on weight, whether it is an adult or a child, to Decide whether to deploy the airbag in the event of a collision.


These sensors are designed to ensure that the airbag will not deploy if there is a small adult or child sitting in the front passenger seat. Therefore, dealers will check the occupant classification system (OCS) sensor and replace it free of charge if necessary.

Toyota plans to begin sending notices to car owners in mid-February 2024 about the recall. Not long ago in November 2023, Toyota also had to announce a recall of up to 1.9 million RAV4 vehicles in the US due to the battery cluster being able to move when making sharp turns, possibly leading to a fire.

Before that, on October 26, 2023, Japan’s largest auto manufacturer also had to open a recall of up to 751,000 Highlander vehicles in the US to fix the front bumper latch error because it could even come off. in light collision situations.

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