DETROIT (AP) — Toyota is recalling about 373,000 Venza SUVs worldwide because a wiring problem can stop the side air bags from inflating in a crash.
The recall covers Venzas from the 2009 through 2015 model years, including nearly 280,000 in the U.S.READ MORE: Michigan Matters: From Mackinac to Motor Bella, Major Events Return
Documents posted Thursday by the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration say wires to the air bag sensor in the driver’s side door can become damaged with regular use. That could stop the side and curtain air bags from deploying when needed.READ MORE: Rolling Stone Magazine Named ‘Respect’ #1 Song Of All Time
Toyota said in documents that it received 31 field reports and 56 warranty claims in the U.S. due to the problem.
Toyota will inspect the wires and replace them if needed at no cost to owners. The recall is expected to start May 31.MORE NEWS: Fourth Stimulus Check: Will You See Another Relief Payment Soon?
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