It’s been a difficult year for Toyota.
After a major multi-million vehicle recall issued on October 5th, 2018, they’ve come up against another unsettling recall.
Unlike the recall that was announced in early October which focused on hybrids, the latest recall focuses on the vehicle’s airbags.
According to Fox, Toyota is recalling new models of trucks, SUVs, and sedans. After a discovery was made regarding the vehicle’s software, an immediate recall was issued.
The discovery was made in regards to the software that would prevent airbags from inflating if a driver was involved in a crash.
As of October 12th, at 3 pm MST, approximately 188,000 vehicles have been affected by the recall. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, this total is made up primarily of 2018 and 2019 Toyota Tundra trucks and Toyota Sequoia SUVs, as well as 2019 Toyota Avalon and Avalon Hybrid models.
The recall has yet to take place with urgency as Toyota will be formally notifying all owners of affected vehicles starting October 22nd, 2018. Local dealers are offering a free consultation and software update free of charge to owners.
This is a global recall, however nearly all (168,187 to be exact) are owned and operated int he United States.
If you own and operate one of the affected vehicles, please check your VIN and ensure your vehicle’s condition by visiting the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Click here to be redirected.