Authored By: Amanda Unterreiner
On November 1, Toyota stated that they were doing a safety recall on 17,000 2004-2006 Scion xA vehicles due to an airbag inflation issue.
Toyota says that in these vehicles, the airbags and seat belt pretensioners could be disabled during a crash, or the airbags could deploy when there is not a crash. This is caused by an electrical issue that could damage the circuits in the system.
To keep yourself and other drivers safe, visit a Toyota dealer to get your airbag control unit replaced, if necessary.
If you own a car that could be affected by this recall, Toyota says you will receive direct notification by first class mail starting in late December. For a quicker result, you can also check if your vehicle has been recalled by logging onto Toyota’s website at https://www.toyota.com/recall or by visiting the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s website at https://www.nhtsa.gov/recalls.
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