Toyota Recall – Toyota Motor Corp. is recalling 680,000 vehicles, including Tacoma truck and Camry sedan models.
The action is part of two separate recalls. The largest of the two involves airbags in 500,000 2005 to 2009 Tacoma trucks. The other involves about 70,500 2009 Toyota Camry sedans and 116,000 2009 to 2011 Toyota Venza crossover SUVs.
In the Tacoma, part of the steering wheel mechanism may rub against a cable assembly, resulting in damage to the electrical connection. The airbag could be deactivated. If the airbag is deactivated, a warning light on the dashboard would be lighted, and the airbag would not work in a crash, according to the report.
The smaller recall involves brake lamps on some vehicles that were incorrectly installed so that silicon grease may have gotten inside the switch. Such an action could prevent an electrical signal used by a “shift interlock” system. That system is designed to keep the car from being started and shifted into drive or reverse without the brake firmly in place, CNN Money reported.
Toyota builds the Toyota Camry and Venza models in Georgetown, Ky. The Tacoma is built in San Antonio, Texas.