By CBSDFW.com Staff

DETROIT (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — It’s a wiring problem can stop the side air bags from inflating in a crash, so Toyota is recalling nearly 280,000 Venza SUVs in the United States.

The recall covers Venzas from the 2009 through 2015 model years.

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Toyota’s new 2009 Venza at the NAIAS. (credit: David Cooper/Toronto Star via Getty Images)

Documents posted Thursday by the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration say wires to the air bag sensor in the driver’s side door can become damaged with regular use. That could stop the side and curtain air bags from deploying when needed.

Toyota said in documents that it received 31 field reports and 56 warranty claims in the U.S. due to the problem.

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Toyota will inspect the wires and replace them if needed at no cost to owners. The recall is expected to start May 31.

 

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CBSDFW.com Staff