Faulty Control Units Can Shut Off Airbags in 2018-2019 Toyotas

Poorly programmed control units have led to a Toyota airbag recall for 188,000 vehicles from the 2018-2019 model years.

The automaker says the airbag electronic control units weren’t programmed correctly, causing problems when the vehicles are started and the airbag sensors are disabled.

Every airbag is attached to a control unit that monitors data from sensors and determines when the airbag should deploy. You can imagine how important it is that these control units are dialed in.

Toyota forgot that whole part.