TORRANCE, Calif., Nov. 7, 2012 – Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. (TMS), today announced that it will conduct a safety recall involving approximately 11,200 Scion iQ vehicles to inspect the front passenger Occupant Classification System (OCS) weight sensor cables and install new protective covers over the sensors.
The front passenger seat assembly of the Scion iQ is equipped with sensors for the OCS which is used to control the operation of the front passenger Supplemental Restraint Systems, such as the airbags and seat belt pre-tensioner. Cables for thesensors located in the seat track cancome into contact with an object placed near the seat track andbecome damaged as the front passenger seat slides forward or backward.
Depending upon how the cable is damaged, the airbags may not deploy as designed or the airbags and seat belt pre-tensioner may be improperly activated.
No crashes or injuries have been reported for this condition.
Owners of vehicles covered by this safety recall will receive an owner notification letter via first class mail starting in early December 2012. The repair will take approximately one hour depending on the dealer’s work schedule.
Today’s announcement is for U.S. market vehicles only. No other Toyota, Lexus, or Scion vehicles are involved.
Detailed information is available to customers at www.toyota.com/recall and the Scion Customer Experience at 1-866-707-2466.