Recall: Scion iQ for faulty passenger airbag
Sensor cables on the front seat may become damaged and make the airbag inoperable or suddenly deploy.
The sensor cables run along the seat rails and could be damaged if a loose object were to fall underneath the seat and become stuck while the seat is moved forward or backward, Toyota said. The damaged cables could then send false signals to either deploy the airbags inadvertently or cause them not to deploy at all. The seatbelt pre-tensioners, which cinch the belt buckle extremely tight in an accident, could also fail to operate correctly.
These airbag sensors, called the "occupant classification system," detect weight placed on the front passenger seat and can determine whether to deactivate the front airbag for a baby seat or small child. For a microcar, the iQ manages to fit 11 standard airbags -- the most of any production vehicle to date -- including the industry's first rear window airbag and driver's seat cushion airbag. None of the other airbags are affected.
Dealers will inspect the cables starting in December and fit protective covers over them, Toyota said. Affected owners can contact Scion at 1-866-707-2466.
sorry did that wrong.
Toyota ia suppose to be one of the best. Too many recalls for me to buy another one.Not sure what to do with the one I have. AND NOW WAIT TO GET THE RECALLS FIXED?????
Toyota's are considered to be amongst the safest vehicles on the planet according to their crash test results. I wouldn't put my daughter in the tiniest, cheapest car that I could find, I'd put her in a Suburban since they are also cheap and easily replaced but large enough to protect her better.
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