Toyota recalls 680,000 vehicles for airbag, brake lamp issues

    Toyota Motors has issued two separate recalls on 680,000 vehicles for problems with the airbags and brake lamps, according to CNNMoney.

    Nearly 500,000 Toyota Tacoma trucks made between 2005 and 2009 are being recalled for a steering mechanism problem that could damage the electrical connection to the driver’s airbag.
    The airbag wouldn’t work in a crash, but drivers would first see the warning light on the dashboard if the airbag is switched off.

    Separately, about 70,500 Camry sedans and 116,000 Venza Crossover SUVs are being recalled for their incorrectly installed brake lamps. Silicon grease can get into the switch and shut off the signal that prevents acceleration when cars start up. Drivers can expect to see signs of this, like a warning lamp or difficulty shifting.

    Toyota said no injuries have been reported.

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