Toyota recalling 60,000 Avalons, Camrys for air bag defect

FILE - In this Aug. 2, 2013 file photo, the emblem of a Toyota car shines at Toyota Motor Corp.'s showroom Toyota Mega Web in Tokyo. Toyota remained the top-selling automaker for a second year in a row, beating U.S. rival General Motors by some 270,000 vehicles in 2013, and set an ambitious target to sell more than 10 million vehicles in 2014. That would mark a milestone as no automaker has ever topped annual worldwide sales of 10 million. (AP Photo/Itsuo Inouye, File)

TORRANCE, California (AP) — Toyota Motor Corp. is recalling 60,000 Avalon and Camry sedans in North America because their front passenger airbags may not deploy in a crash.

The recall involves Avalons and Camrys from the 2016 model year. Almost all were sold in the U.S.; about 1,500 were sold in Canada and Mexico.

Toyota says the cars have a system that activates or deactivates the front passenger airbags depending on the weight of the passenger. In some of the affected vehicles the system was improperly calibrated, so the front passenger air bags and knee air bags may not deploy.

Toyota says it’s unclear how many times the condition has occurred or whether it has been responsible for any injuries.

Owners will be notified. Toyota dealers will recalibrate the system for free.

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