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2003-2006 Toyota Tundra, Sequoia, 4Runner CSA Air Bag Control Module Recall G0C

Discussion in 'Recalls' started by Lewis, Nov 18, 2016.

  1. Lewis

    Lewis Moderator Staff Member

    Subject: Safety Recall G0C – Remedy Notice
    2003-2006 Land Cruiser
    2004-2006 4Runner
    2005-2006 Sequoia and Tundra
    Curtain-Shield Airbag (CSA) Airbag Control Module


    On February 2, 2016, Toyota filed a Defect Information Report (DIR) with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) informing the agency of our intent to conduct a voluntary Safety Recall on the following vehicles:

    2003-2006 Land Cruiser
    2004-2006 4Runner
    2005-2006 Sequoia and Tundra

    Condition:
    The subject vehicles are equipped with side Curtain-Shield-Airbags (CSAs) which deploy from the roof rails in the event of certain types of crashes. Due to improper programming in the airbag control module, there is a possibility that,under certain specific and limited conditions shortly after vehicle startup, the CSAs and seat belt pre-tensioners could activate when not necessary. Unexpected activation of the CSAs could increase the risk of injury to the occupant.

    Remedy:
    Any authorized Toyota dealer will replace the airbag control module at NO CHARGE to the customer.
    Covered Vehicles. There are approximately 197,900 vehicles covered by this Safety Recall.

    Owner Letter Mailing Date:
    Toyota will begin to notify owners in November 2016.


    Frequently Asked Questions

    What is the condition?
    The subject vehicles are equipped with side Curtain-Shield-Airbags (CSAs) which deploy from the roof rails in
    the event of certain types of crashes. Due to improper programing in the airbag control module, there is a
    possibility that, under certain specific and limited conditions shortly after vehicle startup, the CSAs and seat
    belt pre-tensioners could activate when not necessary. Unexpected activation of the CSAs could increase the
    risk of injury to the occupant.


    What are the conditions that may cause the CSAs and pre-tensioners to activate when not
    necessary shortly after vehicle startup?

    At approximately four seconds after vehicle startup, the airbag control module performs a self calibration
    of the roll rate sensors’ logic. If the vehicle experiences a sufficient body roll motion during
    this self-calibration, and then experiences another body roll motion soon thereafter, the CSAs and seat
    belt pre-tensioners could activate.

    Is this campaign related to any of the previously announced Takata airbag inflator campaigns?
    No, the improper programming of the airbag control module which may cause the CSAs and seat belt
    pre-tensioners to activate when not necessary in the vehicles involved in this Safety Recall IS NOT
    related to the Takata airbag inflator campaigns. However, some Sequoia and Tundra vehicles involved
    in this Safety Recall may also be involved in the unrelated, previously announced Takata airbag inflator
    campaigns.

    Does this improper programming affect other airbags in the vehicle?
    No, the improper programming of the airbag control module only affects the CSAs and seat belt pretensioners. Other airbags in the vehicle are not affected by this condition.

    Are there steps that the vehicle owner can take to reduce the possibility of this condition from occurring until the remedy is performed on the vehicle?
    Yes, until the remedy is performed on the vehicle, Toyota strongly recommends allowing the vehicle to idle for 6 seconds before driving to allow for correct self-calibration of the roll rate sensors.

    What is Toyota going to do?
    Toyota will send, starting in November, 2016, an owner notification by first class mail advising owners to make an appointment with their authorized Toyota dealer to have the airbag control module replaced at NO
    CHARGE.

    Are there any warnings that this condition exists?

    No. There are no warnings that this condition exists.

    What if I do not feel comfortable driving my vehicle?
    This specific condition only has the potential to occur shortly after vehicle startup and WILL NOT occur if the vehicle is idled for 6 seconds following vehicle startup before driving. One way to judge when it is best to
    proceed to avoid this condition is to observe and wait for the SRS warning light to turn off. (NOTE: If the SRS warning light remains on or flashes, bring your vehicle to your local authorized Toyota dealer for diagnosis.)

    Which and how many vehicles are covered by this campaign?
    There are approximately 197,900 vehicles covered by this Safety Recall.
     

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