There are no reports of injuries.
Toyota will recall about 3.4 million vehicles worldwide across two safety campaigns. The Japanese automaker will repair 2.87 million examples of the Prius and Corolla because the fuel tank emissions control canisters can crack and potentially leak gas. Separately, the company will fix 1.43 million examples of the Prius and Lexus CT200h because the side curtain airbags can partially inflate while the vehicles are parked. There will be 932,000 of these models that will need both repairs, Automotive News reports.
In the United States, there will be 482,000 examples of 2010-2012 Prius, 2010 and 2012 Prius Plug-in, and 2011-2012 Lexus CT200h that will need the curtain airbag repair. In Canada, that number totals 12,931. The parts' inflators have two chambers, and there could be a crack in the weld that joins the sections. This can allow the component to inadvertently to inflate. “In limited circumstances, one or both sections of the inflator could enter the interior of the vehicle,” Toyota said in a statement.
Dealers will install a retention bracket that will prevent the inflator from entering the cabin if the weld separates. The company will begin notifying owners in the U.S. and Canada by first-class mail soon.
The fuel tank recall won't affect any vehicles in the U.S. According to Automotive News. Toyota has no reports of accidents, injuries, or fatalities from either of these problems. However, Autoliv, the curtain airbag’s supplier, knows of some cases of partial inflations in the Prius after exposure to temperature changes.
Source: Automotive News, Toyota