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Toyota To Recall 3.4 Million Over Potential Safety Defects

Faulty ECU in 3.4 million Toyota vehicles spawns a safety recall

  • Nearly 3 million of these vehicles are in North America.
  • Affected cars and SUVs were manufactured between 2010 and 2019.
  • A defective electronic control unit (ECU) may not operate as planned in the event of an accident.

Toyota has just announced that it will be recalling 3.4 million vehicle because of a faulty electronic control unit (ECU). The latter was designed to communicate with various sensors and based on specified parameters, it would send signals to various airbags and seat-belt tensioners for activation.

The issue with this ECU is that they may not work properly in an accident. Toyota discovered that certain noises could interfere with the ECU’s connectivity which “can lead to incomplete or non-deployment of the airbags and/or seat belt pretensioners.”

Of the 3.4 million affected, 2.9 million are located in North America. Owners will be notified by mid-March and will be required to visit their local Toyota dealership to get the device inspected. The fix is the installation of a noise filter to “help mitigate sensor communication problems” according to Toyota.

In other news, Honda is once more at odds with Takata airbag issues. They will be issuing a recall for some 2.7 million cars (2.4 million in the US, and 300,000 in Canada) for Acura vehicles built between 1996 and 2003.

Source: CNN

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