Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc., announced a recall of approximately 308,000 vehicles. The recall affects model year 2007 and 2008 RAV4 and certain 2008 Highlander and Highlander HV mid-size SUVs. The recall was initiated due to air bag defects.
In an announcement on Toyota’s website, the car manufacturer explains that the recall involves two roll angle sensors in the rollover sensing curtain airbag system. If one sensor fails, the airbag warning light turns on and the roll detection system will not activate (though it would still go off in a side collision car accident). If both sensors fail at the same time after the initial airbag system check, the seat belt pretensioner and the curtain shield airbag could inadvertently activate.
If you have been injured in a car accident due to faulty airbag sensors, contact defective product lawyers at Burnetti, P.A. Call 1-888-BURNETTI for a free case evaluation.