Toyota to recall 333,000 SUVs


Toyota Motor Corp said it would recall about 333,000 RAV4 and Highlander sports utility vehicles (SUVs) because of the risk of airbags sensors failing and causing the curtain airbags to deploy.

The recall covers about 214,000 RAV4 and about 94,000 Highlander SUVs from the 2007 and 2008 model years in the United States, and about 19,000 RAV4 and 6,000 Highlanders in Canada.



The recall only affects vehicles sold in North America, Toyota said.

Toyota said in cases where two sensors fail at almost the same time, the side curtain airbags designed to protect passengers in a rollover accident could be inflated outside such an accident.In cases where just one of the sensors fails, the airbags warning light will be activated, the automaker said.