Toyota Recalls 308,000 RAV4s and Highlanders Due to Airbag Problem

Toyota announced today that it will recall nearly 308,000 RAV4s and Highlander models
Toyota announced today that it will recall nearly 308,000 RAV4s and Highlander models

Toyota recalled 308,000 RAV4s and Highlander models because, under certain conditions, the side curtain airbags can deploy, the company said.

About 214,000 RAV4s and 94,000 Highlanders are affected by the recall, which will replace the airbag sensor assembly. Toyota said certain 2007 and 2008 RAV4s and certain 2008 Highlander and Highlander HVs have a roll-sensing curtain airbag system that has two sensors designed to detect the vehicle's roll angle.

If one of the sensors fails, the airbag warning light will come on and the roll-detection system will turn off, but the airbag will still function during a side collision. However, if both sensors fail simultaneously after the first airbag system check, the seat belt pretensioner and the curtain shield airbag could be deployed.