Toyota Canada is recalling about 7,400 Toyota and Lexus light trucks to address airbag and brake problems.
The first recall covers 4,789 Lexus LX utility vehicles from the model years 2008 through 2019.
The automaker said in a statement that a seat belt tension sensor on the passenger side of the affected vehicles could malfunction over time, causing the airbag warning light and the passenger airbag “off” indicator to illuminate. That could deactivate the front passenger airbag, knee airbag, and the passenger seat-mounted side airbag. If the airbags are deactivated, there is an increased risk of injury in the event of a crash.
Toyota Canada said it is working on a fix and will notify owners by mid-February 2019.
The second recall affects about 2,603 Tacoma pickups from the model years 2018 and 2019.
A seal in certain brake master cylinders may become damaged over time and leak brake fluid internally. As a result, the brake pedal feel could change, and front brake performance could be suddenly reduced. That could result in increased vehicle stopping distance and increase the risk of a crash.
Known owners of vehicles affected by the brake recall will receive direct notification by first-class mail.
Toyota dealers will replace the brake master cylinder with a new one.