Toyota is recalling 803,000 vehicles in the United States because a problem with an air conditioner part could cause airbags to deploy unnecessarily.According to CNN Money, the problem was sometimes caused by spiders. Water from the air conditioning condenser unit can leak onto the airbag control module, sometimes because of a blockage caused by spider webs, causing a short circuit that could cause the driver’s side airbag to deploy in some cases. There could also be a loss of power steering force. The recalled vehicles are the 2012-2013 Toyota Camry, Avalon and Venza models, including the Hybrid models.
To fix the problem, Toyota dealers will make fixes to block water from dripping onto the airbag module. Owners will be notified by mail to take their vehicle to a Toyota dealer.