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Toyota recalls nearly 3 million vehicles because Air Bags/Seat Belt Pretensioners may not Deploy

 

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration - NHTSAWashington, D.C. – The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing (Toyota) is recalling certain 2011-2019 Corolla, 2011-2013 Matrix, 2012-2018 Avalon, and 2013-2018 Avalon Hybrid vehicles.

During certain crashes, the air bag electronic control unit (ECU) may malfunction, possibly disabling the deployment of the air bags and/or seat belt pretensioners.

2018 Avalon is one of the models being recalled by Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing.

2018 Avalon is one of the models being recalled by Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing.

Recall Information

Manufacturer: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing

NHTSA Campaign Number: 20V024000
Components: Air Bags
Potential Number of Units Affected: 2,891,976

Make Model Year
Toyota Avalon 2012-2018
Toyota Avalon Hybrid 2013-2018
Toyota Corolla 2011-2019
Toyota Matrix 2011-2013

Summary

Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing (Toyota) is recalling certain 2011-2019 Corolla, 2011-2013 Matrix, 2012-2018 Avalon, and 2013-2018 Avalon Hybrid vehicles. During certain crashes, the air bag electronic control unit (ECU) may malfunction, possibly disabling the deployment of the air bags and/or seat belt pretensioners.

Remedy

Toyota will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the ECU and install a noise filter between the air bag control module and its wire harness, as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin March 17th, 2020. Owners may contact Toyota customer service at 1.888.270.9371. Toyota’s numbers for this recall are 20TB03 and 20TA03.

 

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


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