Toyota recall news from Thursday (Oct. 17) stems from spiders. The exact reason for this 2013 Toyota recall was a problem with the airbag system, but it is potentially caused by spiders getting into it. According to a report on the situation, the automaker has stated that the webs can cause a blockage in the drainage tube for the air conditioning. The water has to go somewhere and it risks dripping into the airbag control module.
This news has led to the company calling back 870,000 vehicles that need to be adjusted. It is a huge number of the overall fleet that is affected and it could take a while to work through all the cases. The report states that the models affected are 2012 and 2013 Camrys, Venzas, and Avalons. This also includes the hybrid versions of those vehicles, leading to the hefty number that are now in need of repair.
So what are the dangers of water leaking into the airbag system? It could cause the unit to short circuit, leaving the airbag either unable to work or at risk of going off suddenly. That's certainly not something that anyone wants to experience, which is why the latest 2013 Toyota recall news is being disseminated. Maybe the bigger fear of some people is just how many spiders might be residing in their vehicles without them even knowing.
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