Toyota says it is recalling 6.39 million cars worldwide due to five defects. Out of Toyota’s 27 models, eight are affected in the U.S. (more than 1.7 million cars).
The manufacturer says that on 1.3 million cars, the airbag on the driver’s side could deactivate as a result of a cable connecting the airbag module in the steering column that could be damaged when the wheel is turned.
Toyota models affected by one or more of the defects include: RAV4, Corolla, Matrix/ Vibe, Trezia/Viz, Yaris, Highlander, Tacoma and Hilux pickups, Reiz, Fortuner, Innova, Land Cruiser Prado and Camry.
The auto manufacturer says there are no reported injuries or death associated with the recall.
In addition, Toyota is recalling another 472,500 cars due to seats that may not lock or could become stuck. Says MSN Autos, “Springs in the seat rails may break and cause the driver’s seat to slide during a crash. If one or two springs break, the seat may not lock in the desired position. If the springs become stuck in the rail, the seat may only be able to be moved forward and not backward.â€
For more information on these recalls, go to www.toyota.com/recall or dial 1 800-331-4331.