January 29, 2013

Source: National Highway Transportation Safety Administration's (NHTSA) Office of Defect Investigation (ODI)

Toyota has issued a recall of approximately 3,235 vehicles interspersed through model years 2009 through 2013 as follows: model year 2009-2012 Tacoma, 4Runner, Camry, Camry Hybrid, Prius, and RAV4; model year 2009-2010 Avalon, FJ Cruiser, and Highlander Hybrid; model year 2010-2013 model year Corolla, Sienna and Tundra; model year 2009-2013 Highlander and Venza; model year 2012 Prius V; and model year 2010-2012 Sequoia. These vehicles may not have had the passenger seat occupant sensing system calibration tested. Without passing the calibration test, the front passenger airbags may not deploy or they may deploy inappropriately for the passenger's size and position. This could increase the risk of catastrophic injury in the event of a vehicle crash necessitating airbag deployment.

This recall was expected to begin sometime in January 2013. Dealers have agreed to inspect the vehicle and perform the necessary service free of charge. Owners may contact Toyota directly at 1-800-301-6859. Additional details can also be found by referencing NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 13V014000.

Owners are encouraged to contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153) or go to www.safercar.gov with any questions or concerns surrounding these or any other recalls or safety campaigns.