NEW YORK: Toyota announced a massive worldwide recall of about 645,000 vehicles due to an electrical issue that could result in the air bag not deploying during a crash.
Affected units are built between June and December 2015, and are equipped with an airbag system that uses multiple sensors to detect impact during a collision.
If you own a Toyota, you need to find out whether your vehicle is under recall. The issue resides in the insulation layers around the pressure sensor which may peel over time and cause the airbag warning light to turn on.
Toyota is recalling thousands of vehicles because their air bags may not work. Non-deployment of the side/curtain shield airbags and/or front airbags could add a significant risk of injury in the event of a collision.
Affected owners should receive notification by late March, and then dealers will make repairs as necessary free of charge. The automaker says the safety recall in Canada involves 2016 Toyota Prius and Lexus RX vehicles, and 2015 and 2016 Lexus NX vehicles.