Toyota RAV4 Affected By Potential Airbag Deployment Issue

Toyota recently announced a recall for certain Toyota and Lexus models. The RAV4 is affected, so we’ll cover everything you’ll need to know about the recall.

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Details of the Recall

This particular recall affects the Occupant Classification System (OCS) sensors located in the front passenger seat.

These sensors may contain manufacturing defects that can lead to short-circuiting and improper functioning of the sensors.

The OCS sensors are responsible for measuring the weight of the occupant and play a vital role in the deployment of the airbag. A faulty sensor increases the risk of injury since the airbag may not deploy properly.

Affected Vehicles

2020-2021 RAV4 and RAV4 Hybrid models are involved in this recall.

If your RAV4 is affected by the recall, you should get the issue addressed as soon as possible.

Just because your RAV4 is affected by the recall doesn’t mean you have a defective sensor, but it is best that you get it checked by a Toyota professional to verify the integrity of the sensors.

This recall also affects other Toyota and Lexus models, which you can view here.

Action Steps

1. Check Your VIN

To verify that your RAV4 is affected by this recall, enter your vehicle identification number (VIN) in the NHTSA recall center.

This tool will tell you if your RAV4 is affected by the recall.

2. Visit Your Dealer

Once you’ve confirmed that your RAV4 is affected, visit your Toyota dealer to address the recall.

Your dealer will begin by inspecting the OCS sensors, and then replace them if necessary. There is no cost to you for this service.

Additional Information

If you have questions, customer support is available via the Toyota Brand Engagement Center at 1-800-331-4331.

Toyota will be sending notifications to impacted customers by the middle of February 2024, however, you can act on this recall before you receive the notification.

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