Embattled automaker Toyota again recalled some of their cars last week. This recall covers 308,000 RAV4s and Highlanders because side curtain airbags can deploy under certain conditions.
More than 214,000 RAV4s and 94,000 Highlanders are being recalled. The recall will replace the assembly for the airbag sensor. The years covered are 2007 and 2008 RAV4s and some 2008 Highlander and Highlander HVs, which have a roll-sensing curtain airbag system that has two sensors designed to detect the vehicle’s roll angle.
According to Toyota, one of the sensors can fail, the airbag warning light can come on and the roll-detection system will turn off, but the airbag will still function during a side collision. However, if both sensors fail simultaneously after the first airbag system check, the seat belt pretensioner and the curtain shield airbag could be deployed.
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