The 2016 Toyota Camry and Avalon sedans are being recalled to address an issue that could prevent airbags from deploying.
The Japanese automaker announced that the recall affects approximately 16,880 model year 2016 Toyota Avalons and 41,630 model year 2016 Camry sedans. in the affected vehicles, the Occupant Classification System (OCS) may not have been properly calibrated during the manufacturing process. The OCS is in charge of activating or deactivating the front passenger airbag system, depending on the weight of the occupant.
Under some conditions, if improperly calibrated, the front passenger airbag and the front passenger knee airbag may not deploy as designed in the event of an collision, increasing the risk of an injury to the front passenger.
All known owners of the affected Toyota vehicles will be notified via first class mail. To fix the issue, Toyota dealerships will recalibrate the OCS.
The Japanese automaker didn’t reveal whether any accidents or injuries related to the issue have been reported.
Discuss this story on our Toyota Forum