TOKYO, NNC - Japanese automotive manufacturer, Toyota recalls more than one million vehicles due to air bag problems.
Problems that arise include the possibility of an air bag inflating, even when the car does not have an accident.
The recall only affected a small number of vehicles in the United States, specifically 17,000 Scion xA vehicles made between 2004 and 2006, as reported by Fortune.
Toyota said the problem was due to a short circuit in the vehicle that deactivated the air bag or caused the air bag to expand.
Other vehicles affected by the withdraw, especially in Japan and Europe include Isis, Avensis, Avensis Wagon, Allex, ist, Wish, Corolla, Spacio Corolla, Corollo Verso, Corolla Fielder, Corolla Runx, and Sienta, which were produced between July 2002 andJune 2015, ABC News reported as quoted by Antara.
Owners of withdrawn vehicles will be notified of the withdrawals in December. The dealer will also replace the air bag control unit in the affected vehicle at no cost.
Last month Toyota also withdrew three million hybrid Prius due to software errors that could cause the vehicle to crash. The withdrawal represents one of the biggest vehicle withdrawals ever for Toyota.
Toyota has not revealed whether the latest withdrawal has resulted in an accident or injury