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Southeast Toyota Recalling 3,235 Vehicles

January 30, 2013

Southeast Toyota Distributors LLC is recalling 3,235 Toyota vehicles so that dealers can test the sensitivity of the occupant detection sensors in the front passenger seat. If necessary, the sensing system will be recalibrated to ensure that front passenger airbags will deploy properly during a crash.

The recall covers the following vehicles:

  • 2009-2012 MY Tacoma, 4Runner, Camry, Camry Hybrid, Prius and RAV4
  • 2009-2010 MY Avalon, FJ Cruiser and Highlander Hybrid
  • 2010-2013 MY Corolla, Sienna and Tundra
  • 2009-2013 MY Highlander and Venza
  • 2012 MY Prius V
  • 2010-2012 MY Sequoia.

When Southeast Toyota added vehicle accessories such as leather seat covers, seat heaters or headrest DVD systems, the vehicles may not have had the passenger seat occupant sensing system calibration tested. Without passing the calibration test, the occupant sensing system may not operate as designed, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. As a result, the front passenger airbags may not deploy, or they may deploy inappropriately for the passenger's size and position.

Vehicle owners can reach Southeast Toyota at 1-800-301-6859.

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