Japanese based auto giant Toyota, announced on November 7, 2012, that it has recalled about 11,200 iQ cars in the US. The cars have been recalled to fix a problem regarding seat belts and airbags which are likely to malfunction.
The auto company said that the recall would affect Scion iQ vehicles which have been manufactured between 2012 and 2013. Toyota assured that it would install protective covers on weight sensors in the front passenger seat, which controls airbags and seat belts, to prevent possible damage which is caused by the sliding back and forth of the seat.
The company also said that so far no injuries or crashes have been reported in relation to the problem. Toyota made it clear that the recall was for the US vehicle market only and that no other Toyota, Lexus or Scion vehicles were involved in the recall.
This is the second recall for the company after it recalled 7.43 million vehicles globally in the month of October, which included its popular Camry and Corolla models, as well as other Scion models. The earlier recall was for a possible fire risk and faults in the power windows system, which was a fresh blow to the firm’s reputation of safety.