Toyota Camry, Avalon, Venza halted for airbag, steering woes

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The Toyota Camry and Camry hybrid as well as the Avalon and Avalon hybrid and Venza will combine for 803,000 vehicles being recalled in the United States for faulty airbags or power steering problems.

The Camry and Camry hybrid, Avalon and Avalon hybrid and Venza from the 2012 and 2013 model years are affected.

More than 800,000 Toyota Camry, Avalon and Venza models are being recalled.
2012 Toyota Camry

According to Toyota, water from the air conditioning condenser can leak onto the air bag control module and cause a short circuit. That could illuminate the air bag warning light, disable the air bag or cause the air bags to deploy inadvertently.

The power steering assist function could also become inoperable if the air bag control module is damaged, making the vehicles harder to steer.

Two injuries but not accidents have been reported to Toyota. Owners will be notified starting next month. Toyota dealers will repair the problem without charge.

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