TORONTO, ON – October 14, 2020 – Toyota is conducting a safety recall involving certain 2020 model year Toyota Highlander and Highlander Hybrid vehicles in Canada. Approximately 248 vehicles are involved in this recall.

There is a possibility that one or both of the front seats in the subject vehicles were equipped with an incorrect trim cover. If these trim covers are incorrect, the cover could prevent the seat-mounted side air bag from deploying properly when the air bags are commanded to deploy, increasing the risk of injury in the event of a crash.   

For all involved vehicles, Toyota dealers will inspect the trim covers installed on the front seats and replace any incorrectly installed trim covers with correct one(s) if necessary.

Owners of involved vehicles will be notified by the middle of December.

Information about automotive recalls, including but not limited to the list of involved vehicles, is subject to change over time.  For the most up-to-date Safety Recall information on Toyota vehicles, customers should check their vehicle’s status by visiting and entering their Vehicle Identification Number (VIN). For any additional questions, customer support is also available by calling Toyota Customer Interaction Centre at 1-888-TOYOTA-8 (1-888-869-6828).