Toyota recalls 2.9M vehicles; air bags may not inflate

Owners will be notified by mid-March

Toyota is recalling about 2.9 million cars in the U.S. because the air bags may not inflate in a crash.

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The recall covers certain 2011-2019 Corollas, the 2011 to 2013 Matrix, the 2012 through 2018 Avalon and the 2013 to 2018 Avalon Hybrid.

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Toyota says the air bag control computer may not be properly protected against electrical interference. That can lead to incomplete air bag deployment or failure to inflate in a crash.

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In most cases Toyota dealers will install a noise filter between the air bag control computer and a wiring harness. In some cases dealers will inspect the computer to determine if it needs the filter.

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Owners will be notified by mid-March.