By David Shepardson

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -Toyota Motor mentioned on Wednesday it should recall 1.12 million autos worldwide as a result of a brief circuit in a sensor might trigger air luggage to not deploy as designed.

The recall covers 2020 by way of 2022 mannequin 12 months autos together with numerous Avalon, Camry, Corolla, RAV4, Lexus ES250, ES300H, ES350, RX350 Highlander and Sienna Hybrid autos and will consequence within the Occupant Classification System (OCS) sensors not working. It contains 1 million autos in the USA.

The sensors guarantee air luggage don’t deploy if a small grownup or little one is sitting within the entrance seat. Sellers will examine and, if vital, exchange the sensors. The automaker plans to start notifying house owners in February in regards to the recall.

Toyota in July 2022 issued a recall for 3,500 RAV4 autos within the America that due to potential interference between inner elements that might trigger the OCS sensor to incorrectly detect the occupant.

Frontal air luggage have saved greater than 50,000 lives in the USA over 30 years, the Nationwide Freeway Visitors Security Administration says.

The brand new sensors had been prompted as a result of older air luggage deployed the identical manner for all driver and passengers, inflicting some accidents and in uncommon circumstances even dying to youngsters, small adults, and unbelted passengers who had been too near the air bag because it deployed, the company says.

(Reporting by David Shepardson; Enhancing by Lisa Shumaker and Nick Zieminski)

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