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Recall 18V085000

Air Bags Do Not Deploy In A Crash

Recall Details

Air bag pressure sensors and acceleration sensors may fail, resulting in the side curtain air bags and frontal air bags not deploying in the event of an accident. Dealers will replace the sensors as necessary based on their serial numbers free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

The air bags of the vehicle that protect occupants in the event of an accident may not deploy as needed due to the failure of various pressure and acceleration sensors. This increases risk of occupant injury.

What Should You Do?

Recall repairs on your Toyota or Lexus must be performed by a Toyota or Lexus dealership, respectively. Toyota and Lexus will notify known owners of affected vehicles beginning in March, 2018. If you do not receive a notification, but wish to check to see if your vehicle is included, please contact one of your local Toyota or Lexus dealerships. They will also check for any other incomplete 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., January 31, 2018

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
January 31, 2018
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
48,672
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
18V085000
Component
AIR BAGS
Summary
Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing (Toyota) is recalling certain 2016 Toyota Prius and Lexus RX 350, RX 350 F Sport, RX 450h F Sport and RX 450h vehicles and 2015-2016 Lexus NX 200T, NX Turbo and NX 300h vehicles. The air bag pressure sensors and/or the acceleration sensors may fail causing the side/curtain shield air bags and/or the front air bags to not deploy in the event of a crash.
Consequence
If the air bags fail to deploy in a crash, it can increase the risk of injury.
Remedy
Toyota will notify owners, and dealers will replace the sensors as necessary based on their serial numbers, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin March 12, 2018. Owners may contact Toyota customer service at 1-800-331-4331. Toyota's numbers for this recall are JLA, J0F.
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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