Toyota announced that it will recall nearly 280,000 Venza SUVs in the United States because a cable problem could prevent the side airbags from inflating during a crash.
The recall covers Venzas from 2009 to 2015. Documents posted Thursday by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration on its website say cables connected to the sensor in the driver’s door bags can be damaged with regular use. That could prevent the bags from unfolding when necessary.
Toyota says it received 31 reports and 56 warranty claims in the United States due to the problem.
Toyota will inspect the cables and replace them if necessary at no cost to vehicle owners.