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Toyota Recalls 43K Yaris Hatchbacks

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April 23, 2019—Toyota announced on Tuesday that it's recalling 43,000 Yaris vehicles model years 2015-17, according to a report by CNET. 

The recall applies to just the hatchback variant, with the sedan avoiding the recall altogether. Toyota did not specify if the affected vehicles carry a specific series of build dates or VINs.

The problem stems from the wiring connected to the Yaris' air bag system. Each front door has a side air bag sensor and a wiring harness inside, which connects to the air bag control unit. The harnesses might corrode over time, and, if that happens, an air bag warning light may illuminate, or the front side air bags and curtain shield air bags might not deploy correctly.

An air bag that may malfunction presents an increased risk of injury during a crash.

Upon receiving the recalled vehicles, Toyota technicians will swap out the old wiring harnesses as necessary in favor of improved harnesses, according to the report.

 

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