Toyota is facing the potential for more recalls as the government’s safety agency has announced an investigation into the Corolla for airbags that failed to deploy. In total the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is examining 170,000 Corolla models after receiving a complaint from one driver who claimed the airbags in his 2008 Corolla did not activate when he hit a deer at 55 mph.
In a letter posted on NHTSA’s website, complainants Fred and Susan Maynard said the incident occurred when they were traveling from Gettysburg, Pa., to Harrisburg, Pa. Neither were harmed in the incident.
Toyota has recalled 19.2 million vehicles globally since late 2009, including 13.7 in the U.S.