What: 2022-2023 Corolla Cross SUVs.
Who: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing.
Why: The airbag does not deploy as intended increasing the risk of injury.
When: Toyota released the SUV recall on May 30, 2023.
Where: The vehicle recall is currently taking place in the United States.
How Can I Identify The Recalled Product?: Drivers can contact a Toyota dealership or head to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's (NHTSA)website and enter their car's 17-digit vehicle identification number to learn if their vehicle is part of the recall.
Toyota Issues a Recall for Certain SUV Models
Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing (Toyota) is warning drivers of 2022-2023 Corolla Cross SUVs(non-hybrid) not to allow anyone to sit in the front passenger seat until a Toyota dealership can perform a free fix for the front passenger airbag. On May 30, 2023, Toyota released a notice on the NHTSA's website recalling certain 2022-2023 Corolla Cross SUVs due to a manufacturing defect in a part of the dashboard that can cause the airbag to deploy improperly during an accident. Due to the risk of injury associated with this issue, the automaker says the recalled vehicles may also not meet certain federal safety standards.
Drivers of the recalled vehicles can head to a Toyota dealership to have their vehicles inspected and, if necessary, have their faulty dashboard parts replaced free of charge. The 2022-2023 Corolla Cross SUVs recall does not involve the hybrid models. According to the reports provided to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Toyota was made aware of the issues when the supplier of the faulty part deemed that the production process had not been appropriately followed. Currently, there is no word on if there have been any crashes or injuries related to this recall. Owners of the involved vehicles can expect to receive notifications of the recall via mail starting July 10, 2023.
This isn't the first recall for Toyota. Earlier this year, in March, Toyota issued a safety recall involving certain 2022 and 2023 Tundra vehicles in the U.S. Roughly 130,00 vehicles were recalled due to the optional truck bed accessory, the tonneau cover, would detach from the cars while driving, increasing the risk of a crash or injury. Then twice in February, the first for certain 2021 model year RAV4 Prime (PHEV) vehicles with faulty software that could cause the hybrid system to shut down, increasing the risk of a crash. Then again, for safety noncompliance recall involving certain Tundra model grades in North and South America.
How Can Drivers Learn More?
Drivers can see if their vehicle is involved in a safety recall by visiting Toyota or the NHTSA site. Once there, you can enter your car's 17-digit Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) or license plate information into their search engine to learn more. Vehicle owners can find their car's VIN on the lower left side of their car's windshield, their car's registration card, and in some cases, it may be shown on their insurance card. Customers can contact Toyota via their Toyota Brand Engagement Center at 1-800-331-4331 for additional questions. The NHTSA campaign number for this recall is 23V384. Toyota's number for this recall is 23TB04/23TA04.
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