Nearly 3-and-a-half million vehicles worldwide are being recalled because of possible problems with airbags and emissions control units.
Toyota announced late Tuesday, June 28, that an issue with its airbag inflators affects 1.43 million vehicles. The inflator on these airbags could partially inflate and enter the interior of the vehicle, causing injury. Then early Wednesday, it announced it was recalling 2.87 million vehicles over a possible defect in emissions control units. Toyota has not received any reports of injuries yet.
The airbag issues affect the Prius hybrid and the Prius plug-in. Lexus CT200h models are also being recalled in relation to this airbag defect. The cars that are affected by the airbag recall were manufactured between October 2008 to April 2012.
Toyota says the emissions control unit problem affects models made from 2006 to 2015, including the Prius, Auris compact hatchback, and the Corolla. Some of the Prius models contain both potential defects, making the total number of cars affected to 3.37 million.
Any customers with questions can go to www.toyota.com/recall or contact the Toyota Customer Experience Center at 1-800-331-4331. Lexus customers can visit www.lexus.com/recall or contact Lexus Customer Satisfaction at 1-800-255-3987.