2016 Toyota Avalon, Camry Recalled Because Airbags May Not Deploy | Edmunds

2016 Toyota Avalon, Camry Recalled Because Airbags May Not Deploy

WASHINGTON Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A. is recalling approximately 16,880 2016 Toyota Avalon sedans and 41,630  2016 Toyota Camry sedans because some airbags may not deploy properly, the automaker said on Wednesday.

The affected airbags are activated by a passenger's weight through an occupant-classification or OCS system.

"There is a possibility that some vehicles may not have received proper OCS calibration during the vehicle manufacturing process," Toyota said in a statement. "With the improper calibration, under some conditions, the front-passenger airbag and the front-passenger knee airbag may not deploy as designed in a crash, increasing the risk of an injury to a front-seat passenger."

When asked by Edmunds if there are any injuries or fatalities associated with the recall, Toyota spokeswoman Cindy Knight replied: "We've found there are many different sources of information with varying degrees of reliability, so it is difficult to know the existence or exact number of times this condition has occurred.

"We are not providing specifics at this time."

Toyota dealers will re-calibrate the OCS system. The recall is expected to begin in May. Owners can contact Toyota customer service at 1-800-331-4331.

No information about the recall has been posted on the website of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, which oversees vehicle safety in the U.S.

Edmunds says: Owners of these vehicles should make a service appointment with their dealer once they receive their official recall notice.

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