Toyota Motor Corp. has issued two recalls covering 6.4 million vehicles worldwide for cable assemblies that can deactivate driver’s side airbags and weak rail springs that can allow seats to shift. Of the recalls, 1.77 million of the vehicles are in the U.S. Toyota said electrical connections linking the spire cable assembly in 1.3 million Corolla, Matrix, Highlander, Tacoma, Rav4 and Yaris models could become damaged when the steering wheel is turned, causing the airbag warning lamp to go on and potentially prevent the bags from deploying in a crash. The faulty cable assemblies are found in various models from years 2006 to 2010.
Separately, Toyota called back 472,500 Yaris hatchback and sedan and Scion xD vehicles from model years 2006 to 2010. Springs used to lock in the seat rail in the driver’s side seat and the passenger’s side seat in three-door models of the cars can break if the seat is adjusted forward or backward too much, the automaker said. If the springs break, the seats may not lock into their adjusted positions and can move in the event of a crash, purportedly increasing the risk of injury to occupants.
Toyota said it had not linked any accidents, injuries or fatalities to either safety issue and will have a fix for both that will be provided to customers free of charge.
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