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Toyota Recall affects about 6.5 million Cars

Apr 9 2014, 2:54am CDT | by , in News | Cars & Vehicles

Toyota Recall affects 6.39 million Cars
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Toyota issued a massive recall today. Several recalls have been issued by Toyota that in total affect 6.39 million cars.

Toyota issues several recalls today that affect 6.39 million cars world-wide. The majority is about a safety issue related to the airbag. The driver’s airbag module in the involved vehicles is attached to a spiral cable assembly with electrical connections that could become damaged when the steering wheel is turned.  If this occurs, the air bag warning lamp will illuminate.  In addition, the driver’s air bag could become deactivated, causing it to not deploy in the event of a crash. For all involved vehicles, a Toyota dealer will replace the spiral cable with an improved one. O

Toyota is not aware of any injuries or fatalities caused by this condition.

Another issue affecting US Toyota's is related to the dirver seat. In the seat rail of the driver seat of the involved vehicles and also the front passenger seat of three-door models, the springs used for the mechanism which lock the seat rail in its adjusting positions could break. This can happen if the seat is adjusted forward and/or rearward with high frequency.  If a seat rail spring breaks, the seat may not lock into the adjusted position.  If the vehicle is operated with a broken seat rail spring, the seat could move in the event of a crash, increasing the risk of injury to the occupant. See also the WSJ coverage.

To see if your Toyota is affected visit this page on Toyota.com. Have your VIN ready.

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