Toyota Motor North America, Inc. has announced that it is conducting a safety recall in the U.S. of approximately 49,000 Model Year 2016 Prius and Lexus RX vehicles and Model Year 2015 – 2016 Lexus NX vehicles.

The involved vehicles have air bag systems where an open circuit could be created over time.  If this were to occur, the air bag warning light will illuminate and the side and curtain shield air bags and/or front air bags may not deploy.  Air bag non-deployment could increase the risk of injury to the occupants in the event of a crash.

For all involved vehicles, Toyota and Lexus dealers will inspect the serial number of the sensors and replace them with new ones, if necessary, at no cost to customers. All known owners will receive a notification by first-class mail starting in late March 2018.

Information about automotive recalls, including but not limited to the list of involved vehicles, is subject to change over time.  For the most up-to-date Safety Recall information on Toyota, Lexus or Scion vehicles, customers should check their vehicle’s status by visiting toyota.com/recall and enter the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN).  Safety Recall inquiry by individual VIN is also available at the NHTSA site: nhtsa.gov/recalls.

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