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Scion recall 12V528000

The Passenger Airbag May Not Deploy as Designed

Affected Cars:

Make Model Year(s)
Scion iQ 2012, 2013

Body, Interior & Misc., November 8, 2012

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An electrical circuit under the passenger seat for the airbag system may be damaged when moving the passenger seat forward or backward. The airbag warning light may or may not illuminate as a result of this concern.


Toyota will notify owners of affected vehicles during December 2012. If your airbag warning light is on, or you don't receive notification and you feel you should have, please contact your dealer. It’s helpful to have your vehicle identification number (VIN) handy when you call.


The flexible printed circuit cable for the occupant classification system (OCS) portion of the passenger airbag system may become damaged when sliding the passenger seat forward or backward. If the cable becomes damaged, the front passenger airbags may not deploy or they may deploy inappropriately for the passenger's size and position.  This could increase the risk of personal injury during the event of a vehicle crash necessitating airbag deployment. Toyota dealers will install a protective cover on the OCS weight sensor cable. To correct this concern.

Original Recall from the NHTSA

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 12V528000

NHTSA Action Number: N/A

Component: AIR BAGS

Potential Number of Units Affected: 11153

Summary: Toyota is recalling certain model year 2012-2013 Scion IQ vehicles manufactured July 31, 2011, through October 12, 2012. The cable for the Occupant Classification System (OCS) may become damaged when sliding the passenger seat forward or backward.

Consequence: If the cable for the OCS becomes damaged, the front passenger airbags may not deploy or they may deploy inappropriately for the passenger's size and position. This could increase the risk of personal injury during the event of a vehicle crash necessitating airbag deployment.

Remedy: Toyota will notify owners, and dealers will install a protective cover on the OCS weight sensor cable. The recall is expected to begin in December 2012. Owners may contact Toyota at 1-800-331-4331.

Notes: Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

Recall data provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration