Toyota Kluger vehicles urgently recalled over fears defective airbags could cause ‘injury or death’

 A major recall has been issued on a popular car model over safety fears after a defect was spotted in the vehicle. 

Hundreds of Toyota Klugers have been recalled after a major safety issue was found the vehicle’s airbags. 

The safety issue has affected 625 vehicles in the range of the 2023 Kluger Petrol models TXUA70 and TXUA75. 

Models of the Toyota Kluger Hybrid AXUH78 have also been affected by the defect. 

The safety issue also extends to several other variants of car’s model including the Kluger 2.4L Petrol 2WD, Kluger 2.4L Petrol AWD, Kluger Hybrid 2.5L. 

An alert which was put out by the Department of Infrastructure and Transport the airbags inside the vehicle has the tendency to get lose over time. 

‘The driver side airbag wiring harness connection may become loose over time. As a result, the airbag warning light will illuminate and the driver side airbag will not deploy,’ the alert says. 

Hundred of 2023 Toyota Kluger models (pictured) have been recalled due to safety fears after a defect was found in the airbags

The issue could stop the airbags from working if the listed models of the car is involved in a collision. 

‘In the event of an accident, an airbag not deploying as intended could increase the risk of injury or death to vehicle occupants.’ 

Customers have been told that Toyota will contact motorists who have been affected by the issue in writing. 

They have been urged to make an appointment with their nearest authorized Toyota dealer to have the vehicle assessed and fixed free of charge. 

Consumers should contact the Toyota Recall Assist helpline on 1800 987 366 during business hours Monday to Friday if they need more information.