Toyota Is Recalling 3.4 Million Vehicles Worldwide

Around 2.9 million vehicles are affected in the U.S.

Toyota Is Recalling 3.4 Million Vehicles Worldwide
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Toyota is recalling 3.4 million vehicles worldwide over defective equipment that could cause air bags not to inflate during a crash. Around 2.9 million of those vehicles are in the U.S.

The recall includes 2011-2019 Corollas; 2011-2013 Matrix models; 2012-2018 Avalons; and 2013-2018 Avalon Hybrids.

The Office of Defects Investigation has been looking into malfunctioning air bag controls in some 12.3 million vehicles built by a variety of manufacturers between 2010 and 2019. The investigation was opened after a number of reported deaths and injuries.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says the air bag control unit can suffer from electrical overstress during a crash, causing the air bags not to deploy.

Earlier this month, Toyota announced a recall of nearly 700,000 vehicles in the U.S. over faulty fuel pumps.