Toyota to Recall 1 M. Vehicles in U.S.

FILE PHOTO: A Toyota logo is seen during the New York International Auto Show, in Manhattan, New York City, U.S., April 5, 2023.

New York (Jiji Press)—A U.S. unit of Japan’s Toyota Motor Corp. announced Wednesday that it will recall about 1 million vehicles of the Toyota and high-end Lexus brands in the United States.

It said that the airbag system for the front passenger seat in the recalled vehicles may not function properly, due to a defective sensor causing a short circuit.

Subject to the recall include the 2020-2021 models of the RAV4 SUV and the Corolla sedan.

Sensors in front passenger seats are designed to detect whether there is a passenger and how much the passenger weighs, in order to appropriately inflate airbags in the event of a collision. The sensors may have been improperly manufactured.

The company plans to inform customers with involved vehicles of the recall by mid-February next year.