2012, 2013 Scion iQ Recalled: 11,200 Units Affected

Luke Vandezande
by Luke Vandezande

Scion’s quirky sub-compact iQ city car is undergoing a voluntary recall in the 2012 and 2013 model years because the passenger airbag might not deploy properly.

The flaw stems from the front passenger Occupant Classification System (OCS) weight sensor cables, which are prone to damage when the seat is moved backward or forward. If the cable is damaged, it could prevent the car’s airbag system from functioning properly during a crash. The seat belt pre-tensioner might also not function properly, activating when it isn’t needed.

Toyota said it hasn’t received any complaints or reports yet about injuries or crashes resulting from the flaw, but the automaker will install a protective cover over the sensor cables to prevent future damage.

Luke Vandezande
Luke Vandezande

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