Toyota, Lexus SUVs Recalled for Airbag Issue

Toyota and Lexus are recalling certain SUVs and pickup trucks in their lineup to address an issue with their side curtain airbags.

The safety recall affects approximately 320,000 vehicles and include the 2003-2006 Land Cruiser, 2004-2006 4Runner, 2005-2006 Tundra and Sequoia, 2003-2006 Lexus LX470 and 2004-2006 GX470. According to the Japanese automaker, the affected vehicles are equipped with side Curtain-Shield-Airbags (CSAs) that deploy from the roof in the event of certain types of crashes. Due to improper programming of the airbag control modules, the CSAs and seat belt pretensions may not activate when necessary. Unexpected activation of the CSAs could increase the risk of injury to a vehicle occupant.

All known owners affected by the recall will be notified by first class mail. Toyota and Lexus dealerships will address the issue by replacing the airbag control module with a unit that has improved programming at no cost to owners.

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