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Toyota recalls over 1,000,000 Prius

Toyota is recalling more than a million of its Prius and C-HR compact crossover vehicles globally due to the risk of fire.

Of the 1.03 million affected vehicles, 554,000 will be called back in Japan and 192,000 in the U.S.

An engine wire harness connected to the power control unit is at risk of wear over time, potentially leading to a short circuit or even a fire, the company said in a statement. The recall affects every one of the current-generation Prius, including a plug-in variant, and the hybrid version of the C-HR made until May of this year. The latest Prius began production in 2015 and the C-HR debuted in December 2016.

 

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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 toyota.com/recall and enter the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN).  Safety Recall inquiry by individual VIN is also available at the NHTSA site: nhtsa.gov/recalls.

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.

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More Honda & Toyota Air Bag Recalls (Takata)

Toyota and Honda are recalling more than 1 million additional vehicles in the U.S. to replace defective and potentially deadly Takata air bag inflators.

The recall covers:

  • Toyota Corolla, Toyota Matrix, Scion xB, Lexus IS 250 and 350 and Lexus IS-F from the 2009, 2010 and 2013 model years.
  • Toyota 4-Runner, Lexus IS 250C and 350C and Lexus GX 460 from the 2010 and 2013 model years.
  • Toyota Yaris and Lexus ES 350 from the 2009 and 2010 model years.
  • Toyota Sienna from the 2013 model year.

Honda says it’s recalling an additional 465,000 vehicles and 960 Gold Wing motorcycles in the U.S. Honda plans to notify owners by late February. Owners can get replacement passenger front air bags starting immediately.

The recall covers:

  • Acura RLX and Honda Accord from the 2009-2012 model years.
  • Acura TSX, Honda Fit, Honda Ridgeline and Honda Pilot from the 2009-2013 model years.
  • Honda Civic, Honda CR-V, Honda Element from the 2009-2011 model years.
  • Honda Crosstour, Honda Insight and Acura ZDX from the 2010-2013 model years.
  • Acura TSX from the 2011-2013 model years.
  • Honda FCX Clarity and Honda Fit EV from the 2013 model year.

Honda and Acura will start mailing recall notices in February 2018 and customers are urged to immediately make dealer appointments. Vehicle owners with questions should call 888-234-2138, and motorcycle owners should call 866-784-1870.