Wednesday, Toyota released a statement that it will issue a voluntary recall for over 1 million Corolla, Matrix and Lexus IS cars sold in the United States; the Toyota recall is for faulty airbags and defective windshield wipers.
The recall affects approximately 752,000 Toyota Corolla and Matrix vehicles sold in 2003 and 2004 for faulty airbags. In the statement, Toyota said that the Corolla airbags may deploy without warning. The airbags in question may have become damaged over time and will not work properly as a result. Toyota said that they received 47 reports of problems that included 18 injuries, and two car crashes, according to CNN.
The Toyota recall also affects approximately 270,000 Lexus IS vehicles sold between 2006 and early in 2012 for windshield wiper problems. The windshield wipers may not work under a buildup of snow, and a nut on the arm of the windshield wiper needs to be tightened. 25 people have reported a problem, but no injuries were reported.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) received information from Toyota that the same circuit used in the Corollas was also used in 900,000 Jeep vehicles and that recall was issued last November.
For more information about the Toyota recall, click here.
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Sources: Toyota and CNN
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