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Toyota Recalls 3.4M Vehicles Worldwide Over Faulty Airbags

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Toyota Motor Corporation TM is recalling 3.4 million vehicles worldwide due to an electronic fault that could lead to air bags not being deployed in crashes. The cars being recalled include include the Corolla 2011-2019, Matrix 2011-2013, Avalon 2012-2018 and Avalon Hybrid vehicles 2013-2018.

The vehicles being recalled may have an electronic control unit (ECU) that does not have adequate protection against “electrical noise” that may lead to crashes, resulting in the air bags being incomplete or not deployed. The ECU device is supposed to communicate with a car’s sensors and help trigger its airbags and seat belt pretensioners, which is a part of the harness that is designed to tighten and hold riders back during a collision and help lower the risk of injury.

The subject vehicles are equipped with a front driver airbag with an inflator made by Takata and according to information provided by Takata, the airbag may not deploy properly.

Should such an event occur, there’s incredible danger posed to the drivers and passengers.

For the past few years, Toyota has been recalling vehicles in large numbers for various safety concerns


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