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Toyota recalls Prius, Lexus models for air bag issues

Toyota recalls Prius, Lexus models for air bag issues
Posted at 8:05 AM, Feb 01, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-01 08:05:00-05

(CNN) - Toyota announced a safety recall Wednesday for certain Prius and Lexus vehicles.

The recall includes model year 2016 Prius and Lexus RX vehicles, as well as 2015 and 2016 Lexus NX vehicles.

The involved vehicles have air bag systems where an open circuit could be created over time, and eventually the air bags may not deploy.

That could increase the risk of injury to the vehicle's occupants in the event of a crash.

Toyota says it will notify all known owners by mail, starting in late March.

If you have one of these vehicles, you can take it to your Toyota or Lexus dealer to have the sensors replaced at no cost.

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