Toyota Motor Corp .7203.T said tuesday it will recall 3.4 million vehicles worldwide because an electronic fault could prevent airbags from being hit by a crash. The recall, which focuses on the U.S. market, includes 2.9 million vehicles in the U.S. market, including 2011-2019 Corolla, 2011-2013 Matrix, 2012-2018 Avalon, and 2013-2018 Avalon hybrids.
Regarding the reasonfor for the recall,media reported that the vehicle may have an electronic control unit that does not have sufficient protection measures to prevent electrical noise in the event of a collision, which may result in incomplete or incomplete use of the airbag. This may also interfere with the operation of the seat belt pretensioner.
It is reported that the recall incident, and a fatal car accident report. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has identified two Toyota Corolla vehicles that caused serious casualties among vehicle occupants after a head-on crash that did not cause the airbags to unfold in time.
Toyota Motor Corp.’s solution to the recall is to authorize Toyota dealers to install noise filters between airbag control modules and harnesses if necessary.
In addition, the vehicles involved in the recall were equipped with airbag control units originally manufactured by TRW Automotive Holdings, although the company is now owned by ZFFriedrichshafen. The airbags are also equipped with several automakers, such as Fiat Chrysler, Honda, Hyundai and Mitsubishi Motors.
Among them, Fiat Chrysler recalled nearly 2 million vehicles deployed in 2016 because of unused airbags, and the recall reported that it was related to the airbag defect, resulting in three deaths and five injuries.