Toyota Yanks Highlanders, RAV4s Over Air Bag Safety

Law360, New York (April 21, 2011, 6:08 PM EDT) -- Toyota Motor Sales USA Inc. said Thursday that it was voluntarily recalling 94,000 Highlander and Highlander HV SUVs and 214,000 RAV4 SUVs to replace sensor systems that could inadvertently inflate air bags if they fail.

The recalls involve a roll-sensing curtain shield air bag system, which employs two sensors in the air bag sensor assembly that are made to detect a vehicle's roll angle. If one sensor fails, the air bag warning light will go on while the air bag itself will remain available if a...
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