Toyota Stops Sales of SUV For Airbag Fault News Staff
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Toyota has announced a voluntary recall for the 2024 Grand Highlander and Lexus TX SUVs due to a potential defect with the driver's side curtain shield airbag.

Approximately 145,000 vehicles in the U.S. are affected. The recall, issued on June 20, states that the airbag may not deploy correctly during certain crashes if the driver's window is rolled down, increasing the risk of injury and failing to meet federal safety standards.

The Toyota Grand Highlander and Lexus TX are built on the same platform.

Toyota is currently developing a remedy for the airbag issue. Meanwhile, the company has issued a stop-sale order for both models and temporarily halted production at the Princeton, Indiana plant. Customers will be notified by mid-August 2024.

Both SUVs are built on the TNGA-K platform. The Grand Highlander is available with a Hybrid Max powertrain delivering 362 horsepower and 400 lb-ft of torque, while the Lexus TX offers up to 404 horsepower from its electrified V6 with plug-in hybrid technology. The Grand Highlander starts at $45,020, and the Lexus TX retails from $55,050.

This article was co-written using AI and was then heavily edited and optimized by our editorial team.

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