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Toyota Recalls 1 Million Vehicles over Airbag and Wiper Issues

Toyota Recalls 1 Million Vehicles over Airbag and Wiper Issues

Jan 30 2013, 11:56am CST | by

Yet another massive Toyota vehicle recall

Toyota has issued another massive vehicle recall this one covering 1.1 million cars around the world for a pair of defects. The vehicles include 752,000 Corolla and Corolla Matrix vehicles in the US...

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Toyota Recalls 1 Million Vehicles over Airbag and Wiper Issues

Jan 30 2013, 11:56am CST | by

Yet another massive Toyota vehicle recall

Toyota has issued another massive vehicle recall this one covering 1.1 million cars around the world for a pair of defects. The vehicles include 752,000 Corolla and Corolla Matrix vehicles in the US. These vehicles have airbags that could deploy accidentally according to Toyota. This is the third recall Toyota has issued since October to involve over 1 million vehicles.

According to Toyota, an IC chip in the airbag control unit can malfunction premises of electrical interference from other parts causing the airbags to deploy accidentally. Toyota says that this problem has caused minor injuries in 18 cases that have been reported.

To fix the problem Toyota plans to add an electric signal filter to the airbag control module of recalled vehicles. Toyota says the repair will take as long as an hour and a half. Toyota is blaming the issue on one of its suppliers and may seek financial reimbursement. The problem with the windshield wipers involves a nut may be tight enough and calls the wipers to fail.

 
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NHTSA releases updated Takata airbag recalled cars list, but it still has errors

Oct 22 2014 12:53pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Recalls, Safety, BMW, Chrysler, Dodge, Ford, Honda, Infiniti, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Pontiac, Subaru, Toyota Unfortunately, the government's list still contains errors. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has issued an updated list of vehicle models that it's urging owners to repair under the mushrooming Takata airbag inflator recall. The latest version adds vehicles from n ...
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Scion Teases Los Angeles Auto Show Concept

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Scion teases mysterious sporty iM concept for LA show

Oct 22 2014 11:34am CDT | Source: Autoblog

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U.S. NHTSA expands Takata airbag recall to 7.8 million vehicles

Oct 22 2014 10:56am CDT | Source: Driving Canada

The U.S. government is telling 3 million more car owners to get their air bags repaired immediately, but its message has generated some confusion about which cars are actually affected. The government’s auto safety agency is now warning 7.8 million car owners that inflator mechanisms in the air bags can rupture, causing metal fragments to fly out when the bags are deployed. The original warning Monday covered 4.7 million vehicles. Safety advocates say at least four people have di ...
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