Toyota announces 885,000 vehicle recall


ToyotaToyota has announced a major vehicle recall over an airbag problem.

​The vehicles affected by the recall are the 2012-2013 Camry, Camry Hybrid, Avalon, Avalon Hybrid, and Venza.

According to the Toyota website, the recall centres around a problem with the air conditioning condenser unit, which "could leak into the airbag control module and cause a short circuit, resulting in illumination of the airbag warning light. In some instances, the air bag(s) could become disabled or could inadvertently deploy." This fault could also impact on the power steering function, causing it to become inoperable.

According to the BBC, 847,000 cars will be recalled in North America, with the remaining vehicles recalled will be in Europe, Asia and the Middle East.

A spokeswoman for Toyota told the BBC that it had received reports of two minor injuries due to the issue, but had no reports of any vehicles crashing.

This is the third recall Toyota has suffered in recent months, including a recall of 615,000 Sienna minivans in the US in late September. Earlier that month, the motoring giant also recalled 780,000 models of the RAV4 and Lexus HS 250h for a second round of repairs over concerns than an earlier recall of the cars to fix the suspension did not do the job properly.