In these vehicles, the electronic control unit (ECU) may not have adequate protection against certain electrical noise that can occur in certain crashes. This will include some severe underride crashes. This can lead to incomplete or nondeployment of the airbags and seat belt pretensioners. Airbag non-deployment or lack of seat belt pre-tensioner operation can increase the risk or severity of injury in a crash.
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The automaker revealed that ”Toyota dealers will install a noise filter between the airbag control module and its wire harness. ”In some cases, Toyota dealers may inspect the ECU to determine if the noise filter is necessary before installing it.
”The remedy will be at no cost to vehicle owners. Toyota will notify owners via first-class mail by mid-March.”
Information about automotive recalls, including but not limited to the list of involved vehicles, is current as of today’s filing date and is subject to change thereafter.
Contact your authorised Toyota dealer to find out more about this recall.