Toyota is going to recall around the world almost 3.5 million vehicles until of cars 2019 release. We already know about at least one tragic outcome of the accident, which is associated with potentially faulty airbags.
The official stated that, under certain conditions, the pillows may work incorrectly or not work at all, and it is hard to make and the belt tensioners. Problem is detected, for example, on such machines as he 2011-2019 Corolla, Matrix and Avalon 2011-2013 2012-2018 Just recall to take part of 3.4 million vehicles, 2.9 million of which sold in the USA.
Toyota claim to have detected a potential vulnerability of the control unit of the airbag from outside electronic interference that may occur including during the emergency itself.
Meanwhile, as reported by Reuters, the national regulator – Administration of road safety – assures that we know of at least two cases of frontal collision involving Toyota vehicles, which pillow did not work for the above reason, and one incident led to the death of the passenger. All in all, this opinion may be somehow connected to eight deaths.
According to the Agency, similar problems can be observed not only Toyota cars but also cars of other brands including Fiat-Chrysler, Honda, Hyundai, Kia and Mitsubishi – up to a total of 12 million cars. If the facts are confirmed, it could lead to another significant opinion, comparable in scale to the service campaign around the infamous pillows Takata.