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Toyota recalls 12,575 vehicles for airbag issue as Land Rover recalls 4,347 Range Rovers over defective exterior lighting

Photo Collage of Toyota SUV and Land Rover's Range Rover Photo: Car From Japan

Emmanuel Akosile | ConsumerConnect

Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing is recalling 12,575 model year 2022-2023 Corolla Cross vehicles that were previously inspected at a dealership.

The automobile manufacturer said the instrument panel might have been produced without the required perforation, which could result in the front-passenger airbag not deploying properly, agency report said.

Toyota explained that an airbag that does not deploy as intended increases the risk of injury to consumers in a crash.

In connection with what to do in addressing the defect, the company said that dealers would inspect and replace the instrument panel — as necessary — free of charge.

Letters notifying owners of this recall are expected to be mailed February 4, 2024.

Owners may contact Toyota’s Customer Service on (800) 331-4331. Toyota’s number for this recall is 23TA16.

In a related development, Land Rover is recalling 4,347 model year 2023 Range Rover Sport vehicles over the vehicle brand’s exterior lighting that may fail.

The company said moisture might accumulate in the right-side tailgate and body mounted lights, which could cause the right-side exterior vehicle lights — including the brake, outer marker, reversing and turn indicator lights — to fail to illuminate.

Exterior lights that don’t illuminate can decrease visibility and increase the risk of a crash.

Land Rover stated the dealers would replace the right-side tailgate and body mounted lights free of charge.

Letters to owners notifying them of this issue are expected to be mailed February 9 this Meanwhile, affected vehicle owners may contact Land Rover Customer Service on (800) 637-6837.

Land Rover’s number for this recall is N830.

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