Toyota is conducting a voluntary safety recall of certain 2012 and early 2013 Scion iQ passenger cars for potentially flaw in the safety system involving passenger airbags.
A total of 11,200 Scion iQ hatchbacks are involved in the Toyota recall.
According to the automaker, the issue centers on a cable that can be damaged as the passenger seat is adjusted fore and aft. The cable is part of the front passenger Occupant Classification System (OCS) that senses whether the front passenger seat is occupied, and enables airbag deployment and seatbelt pre-tensioning in the event of an accident.
If the sensor becomes damaged, the airbag may not deploy as they should and the seatbelt pre-tensioners may not become activated.
Toyota said that no crashes or injuries have been reported for this condition and no other Toyota, Lexus or Scion vehicles are involved.
What Toyota will do
Toyota will notify owners of affected 2012-2013 Scion iQ passenger cars by first-class mail in early December, instructing them to take their cars to a Toyota dealership for inspection of the cables and installation of new protective sensor covers.
The procedure should take approximately one hour, depending on the dealer’s work schedule.
Owners of Scion iQ cars involved in the voluntary safety recall with any questions or concerns may contact Scion Customer Experience at 1-866-707-2466. Or, visit www.toyota.com/recall.
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