Toyota Announces Recall Over SUV, Pickup Airbags

Toyota on Wednesday announced a recall of some 320,000 SUVs and trucks due to problems with their airbags.

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Toyota on Wednesday announced a recall of some 320,000 SUVs and trucks due to problems with their airbags.

The company said that the airbag control modules of side Curtain-Shield-Airbags, which deploy from the roof in certain crashes, were improperly programmed and could result in unnecessary activation in limited circumstances.

Toyota plans to notify vehicle owners by mail and replace the modules at no cost.

Affected vehicles include the model year 2003-2006 Toyota Land Cruiser, 2004-2006 Toyota 4Runner, and 2005 and 2006 Toyota Tundra and Sequoia, along with the 2003-2006 Lexus LX 470 and 2004-2006 Lexus GX 470.

Toyota is also among the many automakers affected by problems with Takata airbag inflators.

The world’s largest automaker previously recalled more than 10 million vehicles beginning in 2009 over various issues, including intended acceleration.

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