Toyota airbag recall over 1.4 million cars

29 June 2016
Toyota airbag recall over 1.4 million cars

There's been so many airbag recalls lately, that it's difficult to keep up.

And there's a new one, again involving Toyota who are recalling over 1.4 million cars worldwide because of faulty airbags.

This one affects 2010-2012 hybrid Prius and Lexus CT200h cars.

Toyota said that the airbags in question could partially inflate, and the inflator could enter the vehicle interior, increasing the risk of injury. Very similar to the last recall then.

Basically, there's a small crack in a weld, which covers air bag inflators. The problem could lead to the separation of the inflator chambers.

Mercifully, there's no reports of any injuries being caused by this problem, but Toyota still need to recall the vehicles and get them fixed up, so drivers know that they're safe.

It is worth pointing out that this incident is not related the previous recall of millions of vehicles where Takata airbag inflators had to be replaced.

Toyota will be contacting drivers imminently, but if you want to check to see if your car falls under this recall, you can have a look at Toyota's recall checker.

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