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Recall 18V776000

Air Bags Unintentionally Deploy Or Fail To Operate At All In An Accident

Recall Details

The air bag control module may have an internal short which allows the air bags to deploy unexpectedly, or prevents deployment during an accident where they are needed. Dealers will replace the air bag control module free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

An internal short within the air bag control module may prevent the air bags to deploy in an accident, or could also cause the air bags to deploy unexpectedly while driving the vehicle. Both circumstances would create increased risk of injury.

What Should You Do?

Recall repairs on your Scion must be performed by a Toyota dealership. Toyota will notify known owners of affected vehicles beginning in December, 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 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. The Toyota recall number is J0W.

Affected Cars

Body, Interior & Misc., November 01, 2018

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
November 01, 2018
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
16,992
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
18V776000
Component
AIR BAGS
Summary
Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing (Toyota) is recalling certain 2004-2006 Toyota Scion xA vehicles. The air bag control module for the supplemental restraint system (SRS ECU) may experience an internal short, possibly causing the air bags to unintentionally deploy, or become deactivated.
Consequence
If the air bags and/or seat belt pretensioners unintentionally deploy, it can increase the risk of a crash. If the air bags and/or seat belt pretensioners are deactivated, it can increase the risk of injury in the event of a crash.
Remedy
Toyota will notify owners, and dealers will replace the air bag control module, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin December 24, 2018. Owners may contact Toyota customer service at 1-888-270-9371. Toyota's number for this recall is J0W.
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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