1.4 Million Cars Need Curtain Shield Airbag Fix

The curtain shield airbags in your car have two chambers that are welded together. That weld keeps those chambers hugging and happy. The only problem is, someone did a really bad job welding 1.4 million Toyota vehicles worldwide.

The bad welds are cracking and letting those chambers loosen their embrace in the Prius, Prius Plug-in, and Lexus CT 200h. If they pull too far apart and you get in an accident:

  1. You’ll get a limp airbag. No-one likes a limp airbag.
  2. There’s a chance that parts of the inflator can enter the cabin and injure somebody. No-one likes shrapnel.

Scenario two sounds awfully familiar, doesn’t it? No wonder Toyota has issued a recall (they just don’t know when it will begin). Of the 1.4 million vehicles, about 482,000 are located in the USA.