Jan 30, 2024

Toyota warns 50,000 US vehicle owners to stop driving

Toyota has urged owners of 50,000 older vehicles in the US to get immediate repairs as air bag inflators made by Takata could explode and kill them. Toyota says "If the airbag deploys, a part inside is more likely to explode and shoot sharp metal fragments". Its assets were sold to Chinese-owned Key Safety Systems, for about $1.6bn. This is not the only issue Toyota has been dealing with in recent months. An investigation found that Toyota Industries employees manipulated horsepower output tests. The affected engines are used in 10 models sold globally, including the Hiace van and Land Cruiser sport utility vehicle, Toyota said.

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