Toyota recalls 645K vehicles

Electrical problem could inhibit air bags

Toyota has announced a global recall affecting 645,000 vehicles with an electrical issue that could keep air bags from deploying, The Associated Press reported.

Toyota said an open electrical circuit could trigger an air bag warning light, stopping the side and front air bags from deploying, the AP reported. The issue can occur over time.

Dealers can determine if vehicles are affected by looking at sensors' serial numbers and replace the sensors for free when necessary, the AP reported.

Affected models include some Toyota Prius, Lexus RX and NX SUVs, Toyota Alphard, Vellfire, Sienta, Noah, Voxy, Esquire, Probox, Succeed, Corolla, Highlander, Levin and Hilux, the AP reported.

Toyota will send a notification letter to car owners in late March, the AP reported.

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