TOYOTA / LEXUS RECALL – AIR BAGS

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RECALL Subject : Inadvertent Side Curtain Air Bag Deployment

Report Receipt Date: FEB 05, 2016
NHTSA Campaign Number: 16V065000
Component(s): AIR BAGS
Potential Number of Units Affected: 320,409
Manufacturer: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing
SUMMARY:

Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing (Toyota) is recalling certain model year 2003-2006 Toyota Land Cruiser and Lexus LX470, 2005-2006 Toyota Tundra and Sequoia, 2004-2006 Toyota 4Runner and Lexus GX470 vehicles equipped with side curtain-shield-air bags. The affected vehicles have an air bag control module that may be improperly programmed, causing the side curtain-shield-air bags to deploy inadvertently.

CONSEQUENCE:

If the side curtain-shield-air bags deploy unexpectedly, it can increase the risk of occupant injury.

REMEDY:

Toyota will notify owners, and dealers will replace the air bag control module with one that has improved programming, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin April 2, 2016. Owners may contact Toyota customer service at 1-888-271-9371. Toyota’s number for this recall is G0C and GLB.



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