A new recall has been announced by Toyota that affects airbags, but is not related to the Takata airbag recall. Yahoo! reported on the announcement.
The recall affects 3.4 million vehicles worldwide and involves an electronics problem that can prevent the airbag from inflating during a crash. 2.9 million of the involved vehicles were sold in the United States.
The affected vehicles include:
2013-2018 Avalon Hybrid
The problem is caused by inadequate protection from electrical noise during a crash. This can confuse the airbag sensors and cause an incomplete or non-deployment of the airbag in a crash. The fix is simply adding a noise filter between the affected areas.
People who own affected Toyotas can take them to any Toyota dealership to get the fix installed. Dealers will also check for any other active recalls for your make and model.
It’s very important to get your car fixed if it’s under recall, and not just for safety concerns. If a recall has been announced and you do not fix the problem in a reasonable amount of time, then get injured because of the fault, you could lose the chance to get compensation from the manufacturer.