MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Toyota has issued a major recall which affects more than 800-thousand vehicles and part of the problem is being blamed on spiders.
The recall is for the 2012 and 2013 Camry and Camry Hybrid, Avalon and Avalon Hybrid and Venza.
According to the company, sometimes spider webs can create a blockage in a drainage tube coming from the air conditioning condenser. That can cause water to drip down onto an airbag control module, which could cause the airbag to inflate and deploy at the wrong time, Toyota said. Also, power steering may be affected by a leaky condenser.
Toyota said the issue has led to two “minor” injuries and no accidents..
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 where the necessary work will be performed at no charge.