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Recall 16V065000

Side Curtain Air Bags Deploy Unexpectedly

Recall Details

The side curtain air bags may deploy unexpectedly, resulting in possible occupant injury. Dealers will replace the air bag control module with one that has improved programming free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

The side curtain air bags that protect occupants in a crash may deploy unexpectedly when not needed. This can increase risk of occupant injury.

What Should You Do?

Recalls on your Lexus or Toyota must be performed by the respective Lexus or Toyota dealership. Toyota will notify owners of affected vehicles beginning in April, 2016. If you do not receive a notification, but wish to check to see if your vehicle is included, please contact one of your local Lexus or Toyota dealerships. They will also check for any other uncompleted recalls on your vehicle. For best results, be prepared to provide your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to the service department consultant you speak with.

Body, Interior & Misc., February 5, 2016

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
February 5, 2016
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
320,409
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
16V065000
Component
AIR BAGS
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.
Notify
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.
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