According to SCNow.com, Toyota is recalling 907,000 vehicles, mostly Corolla models for faulty air bags. Additionally, the company is recalling another 385,000 Lexus IS luxury cars for defective wipers. A spokesperson for Toyota stated that there have been two car crashes reported in the U.S. related to the air bag problem, but Toyota was unable to confirm if this was true. Toyota was also unable to confirm whether anyone had been injured in the two crashes. Toyota has however confirmed 18 cases in the U.S. of abrasion-type injuries from the air bag problem.
Apparently the dangerous situation presents itself when the air bags inadvertently inflate. This is allegedly caused when the vehicle's electronic signals damage a chip in a part that controls the airbags. Under the recall, this part will be corrected allowing it to block the signals that are causing the problem. This is just the latest in a string of recalls by Toyota including previous recalls for bad brakes, gas pedals and floor mats.
The decision to recall comes after last month's decision by Toyota to pay more than $1 billion to settle lawsuits where vehicle owners said the value of their cars and SUV's plummeted after the company recalled millions of vehicles due to sudden acceleration issues. Toyota says that they are not admitting fault, but they are eager to put the recall crisis behind it, and move ahead with sales growth around the world.
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