Popular car brand urgently recalled over fears defective airbags could cause 'injury or death' | The Sun

A MAJOR car brand has been forced to recall a popular model over serious safety fears.

Hundreds of cars will need to be taken back after a concerning issue with the vehicle's airbags was discovered.

The defect reportedly impacts 625 variants of the Kluger, including the Kluger 2.4L Petrol 2WD, Kluger 2.4L Petrol AWD and Kluger Hybrid 2.5L.

Customers have been urged to make an appointment with their nearest Toyota dealer to have their motor serviced and fixed for free.

All models were manufactured during March and July 2023.

According to Australia's Department of Infrastructure and Transport, the airbags inside the vehicle have the tendency to get lose over time.

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The concerning issue could eventually result in the airbag from failing to work if these latest Kluger models are involved in an accident.

Their alert said: "The driver side airbag wiring harness connection may become loose over time.

"As a result, the airbag warning light will illuminate and the driver side airbag will not deploy."

Toyota's Australian-based HQ issued a statement following the recall, confirming that hundreds of vehicle's have been purchased.

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Their statement said: "Of the involved vehicles, approximately 300 have been delivered to customers, with the remainder to be rectified prior to new vehicle delivery.

"For involved vehicles, the spiral cable assembly in the steering column may lose its electrical connection on the circuit controlling the driver’s airbag.

"For all involved vehicles, Toyota dealers will inspect the serial number of the spiral cable and, if necessary, replace it with a new cable free of charge to vehicle owners."

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