Toyota Lexus Airbag Recall

Toyota and Lexus Airbag Recall Includes Land Cruiser, 4Runner, Tundra, Sequoia, LX, and GX Models

Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. has initiated a safety recall affecting numerous Toyota and Lexus brand vehicles effective February 2nd, 2016. In total, 320,000 vehicles are affected by the recall and will require a repair at no additional cost to the vehicle owner.

The safety recall is due to a programming error in the side Curtain-Shield-Airbags (CSAs) control modules. CSAs are designed to deploy from the roof when certain conditions in an accident are met. However, the current programming can unexpectedly result in the deployment of CSAs and injure passengers in the vehicle.

Affected by this recall are the Model Year 2003-2006 Land Cruiser; 2004-2006 4Runner; 2005-2006 Tundra and Sequoia; 2003-2006 LX 470; and 2004-2006 GX 470 vehicles.

Though owners of these vehicles will be contacted via First Class Mail by Toyota or Lexus to schedule their free safety recall repair appointment, an alternative means to determine the status of a vehicle is to visit the Toyota Motor Sales recall website.

Vehicle owners are also invited to enter their Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) at the NHTSA Safe Car website for safety recall information at any time.