Toyota, Lexus Recall Three Models for Possible Airbag Issue

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

Toyota is recalling approximately 49,000 vehicles in the U.S. to address a possible issue with their airbags.

The vehicles affected by the recall include the 2016 Toyota Prius, 2016 Lexus RX, and 2015-2016 Lexus NX. According to the Japanese automaker, the vehicles have airbag systems where an open circuit could be created over time. If this happens, the airbag warning light will illuminate warning the owner, and the side and curtain shield airbags and/or front airbags may not deploy. The non-deployment of an airbag could increase the risk of an injury in the event of a crash.

SEE ALSO: 2017 Toyota Prius Prime Plug-In Review

To resolve the issue, Toyota and Lexus dealers will inspect the serial number of the sensors in all affected vehicles and replace them if necessary, at no cost to the customers. All known owners should be receiving a notification by first-class mail starting in late March 2018.

Discuss this story on our Toyota Forum

Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

More by Jason Siu

Join the conversation