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Someday the Takata Recalls will end. Today is not that day.
Toyota has recalled the passenger-side inflators in 1.7 million vehicles across North America.
The airbags currently in the vehicles have metal inflators that contain ammonium nit … continue reading
Toyota is recalling 65,000 vehicles to replace the front passenger airbag inflators … again. From CarComplaints.com:
Although the previous recall used new replacement Takata airbag inflators, this latest recall will use inflators supplied … continue reading
There’s a good chance the seatbelt tension sensor is going to fail in the 2008-2019 Land Cruiser. And when it goes to the big scrapyard in the sky, multiple airbags that rely on information from that sensor will fail along with it.
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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 … continue reading
Toyota. Takata. Recall.
Those are three words that I'm tired of typing and you're sick of hearing about. Yet here we are with another recall of 543,000 Toyota and Lexus vehicles that have ticking time-bombs for airbags. Some vehicles are be … continue reading
The curtain shield airbags in your car have two chambers that are welded together. That weld keeps those chambers hugging and happy. The only problem is, someone did a really bad job welding 1.4 million Toyota vehicles worldwide.
The bad w … continue reading
Toyota is recalling 1.5 million vehicles with dangerous Takata airbag inflators, including some from its Scion and Lexus divisions.
The move comes after the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced an additional 35-4 … continue reading
The occupant classification system (OCS) in some 2016 Toyotas isn't doing a very good job classifying occupants:
"(Toyota) says 41,630 model year 2016 Camry sedans and 16,880 model year 2016 Avalon cars have front passenger airbags, i … continue reading
Toyota needs a mulligan with some 2016 Sienna seat belts:
"Toyota says the minivans may have the wrong front seat belt height adjuster assemblies mounted to the pillar in the center. This can cause the seat belt to fail to hold an occ … continue reading
Your vehicle might be involved in one of the largest and most dangerous recalls in automotive history. … continue reading
It's Friday, so in the immortal words of Loverboy I feel I can say that "everybody is working for the weekend." That is, unless you're one of the defective airbags in over 2.1 million vehicles. Those suckers don't work at all.
The … continue reading
Most modern vehicles have an occupant classification system (OCS) that monitors the weight of the passenger in the front seat and decides whether or not to deploy the airbag during an accident. Well, turns out the OCS in some Prius v vehicl … continue reading
Last April, Toyota was involved in a worldwide recall of over 3 million vehicles with defective airbag inflators from parts supplier Takata. The inflators have been rupturing and sending hot shrapnel all over the cabin, resulting in severe … continue reading
Toyota says dealers need to reprogram the airbag electronic control unit (ECU) in the 2014 Highlander and Highlander Hybrid for a dangerous misunderstanding.
The software used to determine the front seat passenger's size and weight is fault … continue reading
Seatbelts are a simple yet effective way to protect you in a crash. But in the 2014 Highlander the middle seat belt of the third row might fail when you need it most, prompting a recall. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (N … continue reading
Toyota is taking part in a massive 3-million vehicle recall of inflators that can explode and send shards of metal throughout the cabin during an airbag deployment. … continue reading