Toyota has announced the recall of about a million Toyota and Lexus vehicles from 2020 through 2022 model years. The problem is an incorrectly manufactured sensor in the front passenger seat that could short-circuit, potentially causing the airbag to fail in some kinds of crashes.
Toyota has announced the recall of about a million vehicles over a sensor problem. The automaker says an Occupant Classification System (OCS) sensor in the front passenger seat of these vehicles, all of which were from model years between 2020 and 2022, could short-circuit because of a manufacturing defect. The result, according to Toyota, is that the passenger airbag “may not deploy as designed” in some kinds of crashes.
Toyota did not give numbers of each vehicle but listed the following models from the Toyota lineup: 2020–2021 Avalon, Avalon Hybrid, Corolla, Highlander, Highlander Hybrid, RAV4, and RAV4 Hybrid; 2021 Sienna Hybrid; and 2020–2022 Camry and Camry Hybrid. The recall also includes the 2021 Lexus ES250; 2020–2021 ES350, RX350, and RX350H; and 2020–2022 ES300H.
The automaker said it will notify owners by mid-February 2024 and will inspect and replace the OCS sensors at no charge if they are defective. In the meantime, owners looking to find out whether their vehicle is included can check the Toyota or Lexus recall sites.