TORONTO, ON., (April 9, 2014) – Toyota Canada Inc., announced that it will conduct a voluntary safety recall involving approximately 360,963 Model Year 2009-2010 Corolla, Model Year 2009-2010  Matrix, Model Year 2008-2010 Highlander, Model Year 2009-2011 Tacoma, Model Year 2006-2008 RAV4 and Model Year 2006-2010 Yaris vehicles. 
 
The driver’s airbag module in the involved vehicles is attached to a spiral cable assembly with electrical connections that could become damaged when the steering wheel is turned.  If this occurs, the air bag warning lamp will illuminate.  In addition, the driver’s air bag could become deactivated, causing it to not deploy in the event of a crash. Toyota is not aware of any accidents or injuries caused by this condition.
 
Toyota is currently preparing the remedy for this condition.  For all involved vehicles, the spiral cable will be replaced with an improved one at a Toyota dealership. Once preparations are complete, Toyota will send an owner notification letter by mail and the remedy will be provided at no charge.
 
Information is available to customers at www.toyota.ca/recall and the Toyota Customer Interaction Centre at 1-888-TOYOTA-8 (1-888-869-6828).