Toyota Motor Corp. has always thronged the autosphere with the innumerous updates of its new vehicles, enhanced gears, and motors. However, the Japanese automaker sure hits the headlines quite often for its recalls too. Another blow to the gigantic car maker is a recall of 885,000 Toyota cars witnessing an issue with its air conditioning equipment.
As per the reports, water from the air conditioning condenser can leak onto the airbag control module and cause a short circuit. As a result, the airbag may either become disabled or inflate and deploy at the wrong time during a car accident. The issue can also disturb the power steering due to a damaged communication line in the airbag control module.
According to the company, the owners of the affected cars will be notified in the coming weeks to take their vehicles to the dealerships for a free repair. The affected vehicles are the 2012 and 2013 model year Camry, Camry Hybrid, Avalon, Avalon Hybrid, and Venza sedans. Of the mammoth number, a total of 847,000 vehicles need fixing in North America while 1,600 in Europe and 15,000 in the Middle East.
Toyota notifies that it has received reports of two minor injuries due to the issue, but there has been no crash. Reaching a total of more than 2 million vehicles recalled worldwide in past few months, the reputation of world’s one of the largest automobile manufacturer is at stake.