Toyota Detected Safety Issue On New Avalon And Camry, Recalls 60,000 Units

Apr 15, 2016 04:56 AM EDT | Alexa Parker


Toyota's prestigious cars Camry and Avalon are facing scrutiny in terms of security and reliability. It has been reported that the new Toyota Camry and Avalon are being recalled due to airbag defect.

Sadly, glitches are seen in most carmakers these days and even Toyota is not exempted at all. Star Advertiser indicated the troubles that are baffling the giant carmaker's image and overall legacy. As the crisis continues to escalate, the company implemented proper measures.

To ensure safety and commitment to prioritizing consumer's interest, Toyota Motor Corp. has recalled 60,000 Avalon and Camry sedans in North America owing to the defect found on the front passenger air bags and the possibility of failing to deploy in cases of accidents and unanticipated instances.

According to the same post, "The recall involves Avalons and Camrys from the 2016 model year and almost all were sold in the U.S.; about 1,500 were sold in Canada and Mexico." Moreover, Toyota's aim for excellence has propelled the company to initiate procedures. Toyota also released information on how the cars have a system that sets in motion or deactivates the front passenger air bags, but it depends on the weight of the passenger.

The glitch is more pointed on the calibrations that prevent the deploying of the front passenger air bags as well as the knee air bags. Information from Auto Blog cited the statements rendered forth by Toyota. According to the post, "There are many different sources of information with varying degrees of reliability, so it is difficult to know the existence or exact number of times this condition has occurred. We are not providing specifics at this time, said Spokesperson Cindy Knight."

The massive safety recall of the affected units leaves a dent to the brand image of the carmaker. Toyota might have recalled 60,000 Avalon and Camry, a situation that Honda encountered recently, but the giant carmaker is committed to reform their image and remain resilient amidst the looming crisis.

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