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10/17/2013 // West Palm Beach, Florida, US // JusticeNewsFlash // Justice News Flash // (press release)
Japan – Toyota is reportedly recalling thousands of vehicles due to electrical issues that could lead to airbag problems. As reported by The Christian Science Monitor, the automaker is recalling 885,000 vehicles worldwide including US 2012 and 2013 year models of the Toyota Camry, Camry Hybrid, Avalon, Avalon Hybrid, and Venza vehicles.
A Toyota announcement of the recall is quoted as reading, “In the involved vehicles, water from the air conditioning condenser unit housing could leak onto the airbag control module and cause a short circuit, resulting in illumination of the airbag warning light…In some instances, the air bag(s) could become disabled or could inadvertently deploy.”
It further states, “In limited instances, the power steering assist function could also become inoperable if a communication line in the airbag control module is damaged. Loss of power steering assist results in increased steering effort.”
According to the Toyota company, two minor injuries have been reported related to the recall, but no accidents.
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