Faulty Seatbelt Tension Sensor Disabled Airbags in the Land Cruise

There’s a good chance the seatbelt tension sensor is going to fail in the 2008-2019 Land Cruiser. And when it goes to the big scrapyard in the sky, multiple airbags that rely on information from that sensor will fail along with it.

…more serious trouble arises when the knee airbags, front passenger airbags and passenger seat-mounted side airbags deactivate.

Toyota will recall the issue, but because they don’t have fix in place they don’t plan on notifying owners until February 2019.

Maybe they’re buying time to come up with enough replacement sensors. The trouble is you might see an airbag warning light pop up while waiting around.

The problem also affects the Lexus LX 570.