Toyota recalls pickups, SUVs to fix airbag, brake problems

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MIAMI, FL – NOVEMBER 09: The front grill of a 2004 Toyota Highlander is seen on a sales lot on November 9, 2011 in Miami, Florida. Toyota Motor Corp. issued a recall for about 550,000 vehicles worldwide, including certain models of the 2004 Highlander, after the company announced the vehicles being recalled may have a […]

DETROIT (AP) – Toyota is recalling nearly 143,000 SUVs and pickups worldwide to fix airbag and brake problems.
  
The first recall covers about 96,000 Toyota Land Cruisers and Lexus LX570 SUVs from 2008 through 2019. Toyota says a seat belt tension sensor can malfunction and deactivate the passenger’s front, knee and side airbags. That would increase the injury risk in a crash. The company is developing a fix and will notify owners by mid-February.
  
The other recall affects about 47,000 Tacoma pickups from 2018 and 2019. A brake master cylinder seal can become damaged and leak brake fluid, reducing front brake performance and increasing stopping distances. Dealers will replace the master cylinder. Owners will be notified in late January.
  
Toyota wouldn’t say if either problem has caused any crashes or injuries.

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