Toyota recalls 3.4 million vehicles worldwide over airbag glitch

The electronic glitch means some airbags are unable to deploy in crashes.

More than three million Toyotas have been recalled over fears the airbags are dangerous.

The electronic glitch, which has affected cars across the world, means some airbags are unable to deploy in crashes.

The recall includes 2.9 million US vehicles and covers 2011-2019 Corolla, 2011-2013 Matrix, 2012-2018 Avalon and 2013-2018 Avalon Hybrid vehicles.

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The cars may have an electronic control unit that does not have adequate protection against electrical noise that can occur in crashes, which could lead to incomplete or non-deployment of the airbags.

Toyota dealers will install a noise filter between the airbag control module and its wire harness if needed.

It comes after IKEA recalled Troligtvis travel mugs as there was a risk chemicals could have leaked into drinks.

The mugs were on sale from October 2019 to January 2020, but testing at the Swedish store revealed a problem.

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"IKEA urges all customers who have a TROLIGTVIS travel mug (pink/blue/beige) marked 'Made in India' to stop using it immediately and return it to any IKEA store for a full refund."

IKEA said it takes product safety very seriously and continuously tests products for problems.

It was the result of one of these recent tests that led to the recall.


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