Toyota recalls RAV4s, Highlanders to fix airbags

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Associated Press

Posted on April 21, 2011 at 2:34 PM

TORRANCE, Calif. (AP) — Toyota Motor Sales USA Inc. is recalling some of its RAV4 and Highlander vehicles so that it can fix an issue related to airbag.

The recall includes about 214,000 RAV4s from 2007 and 2008 and approximately 94,000 Highlander and Highlander HV vehicles from 2008. All of the vehicles involved were sold in the U.S. The recall does not include any other Lexus or Toyota vehicles.

Toyota Motor Sales USA Inc. said Thursday that the airbag sensor assembly has two sensors. If both sensors fail at about the same time after an initial airbag system check, the seat belt pretensioner and the curtain shield airbag may be inadvertently activated.

Toyota dealers will replace the sen'sor assembly with a new one at no charge.

Owners of the affected vehicles will receive a recall notification letter in the mail next month.

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