Toyota recalls 1.4 million cars over faulty airbags

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PLANO, TX (WCMH) – Toyota announced the recall of 1.4 million cars over faulty airbags.

The affected cars are model year 2010 through 2012 Prius, 2010 and 2012 Prius plug-in hybrids and 2011 and 2012 Lexus CT 200h vehicles.

According to Toyota, the cars can develop a crack that widens over time, causing the airbag inflator chambers to separate.

If an inflator separates, the airbags could only partially inflate during a crash and one or both sections of the inflator could enter the interior of the vehicle.

Toyota says all owners of the involved vehicles will be sent a letter informing them of the recall. The company says Toyota and Lexus dealers will install retention brackets at no cost.

For more information about the recall and to see if your car is affected, tap here.

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