2012-2013 Scion iQ recalled


Toyota is recalling 11,200 units of the 2012-2013 Scion iQ in the United States because the front passenger airbags may not deploy. The affected vehicles were built from July 31, 2011 through October 12, 2012.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, "The cable for the Occupant Classification System may become damaged when sliding the passenger seat forward or backward. If the cable becomes damaged, the front passenger airbags may not deploy or they may deploy inappropriately for the passenger's size and position. This could increase the risk of personal injury during the event of a vehicle crash necessitating airbag deployment."

No crashes or injuries have been reported relating to the problem, the Japanese carmaker said.

The recall is expected to begin in December. Dealers will inspect the front seats and the weight cable sensors and install new protective covers over the sensors to fix the problem. The repair should take approximately an hour.

For more information, owners can contact Toyota at 1-800-331-4331 or NHTSA at 1-888-327-4236.

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