Toyota Lexus recalls 645,000 vehicles over airbag concerns

The Orange County Register states that Toyota is recalling the following vehicles for an electrical issue that may inhibit the air bags in the vehicle from deploying during a crash: 

  •  2016 Prius
  • 2016 Lexus RX
  • 2015 to 2016 Lexus NX.

While the OC register says 645,000 vehicles world wide are being recalled, approximately 49,000 of those vehicles are in the USA, per The Drive

Either way, Toyota press release is here: 

PLANO, Texas (Jan. 31, 2018) – Toyota Motor North America, Inc. today announced that it is conducting a safety recall in the U.S. of approximately 49,000 Model Year 2016 Prius and Lexus RX vehicles and Model Year 2015 – 2016 Lexus NX vehicles.
The involved vehicles have air bag systems where an open circuit could be created over time.  If this were to occur, the air bag warning light will illuminate and the side and curtain shield air bags and/or front air bags may not deploy.  Air bag non-deployment could increase the risk of injury to the occupants in the event of a crash.
For all involved vehicles, Toyota and Lexus dealers will inspect the serial number of the sensors and replace them with new ones, if necessary, at no cost to customers. All known owners will receive a notification by first-class mail starting in late March 2018.

Information about automotive recalls, including but not limited to the list of involved vehicles, is subject to change over time.  For the most up-to-date Safety Recall information on Toyota, Lexus or Scion vehicles, customers should check their vehicle’s status by visiting and enter the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN).  Safety Recall inquiry by individual VIN is also available at the NHTSA site:

For any additional questions, customer support is also available by calling Toyota Customer Service
at 1.800.331.4331, or Lexus Customer Service at 1.800.255.3987.

RecallJoshua ValeroToyota, Lexus