More Than 48,000 Toyota Prius and Lexus RX and NX Vehicles Have Air Bags That May Not Deploy

sensors for the side/curtain shield air bags and/or the front air bags may fail

More Than 48,000 Toyota Prius and Lexus RX and NX Vehicles Have Air Bags That May Not Deploy
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February 8, 2018

Toyota has announced the recall of more than 48,000 Toyota and Lexus vehicles with air bags that may not deploy during a crash.

The following vehicles are being recalled: model year 2016 Toyota Prius vehicles; model year 2016 Lexus RX 350, RX 350 F Sport, RX 450h F Sport, and RX 450h vehicles; and model year 2015-2016 Lexus NX 200T, NX Turbo, and NX 300h vehicles.

What's the problem?

On the affected vehicles, the air bag pressure sensors and/or the acceleration sensors may fail, causing the side/curtain shield air bags and/or the front air bags not to deploy in the event of a crash.

If the air bags fail to deploy in a crash, it can increase the risk of passenger injury.

What happens next?

Toyota will notify owners of the recalled vehicles beginning in mid-March 2018. Dealers will then replace the air bag pressure sensors, as necessary, based on their serial numbers. These repairs will be completed free or charge to vehicle owners.

To find out more about this recall, contact Toyota customer service at (800) 331-4331.

Toyota's reference numbers for this recall are JLA and J0F.