SAFETY RECALL 20TA14 – Potential Improper Deployment of Seat Mounted Side Air Bag – 2020 Toyota Highlander

Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing (Toyota) is recalling certain

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October 14, 2020 NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 20V633000

Seat Trim Can Interfere with Air Bag Deployment

Improper deployment of the seat-mounted side air bag increases the risk of injury in the event of a crash.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 20V633

Manufacturer Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing

Components AIR BAGS, SEATS

Potential Number of Units Affected 3,121


Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing (Toyota) is recalling certain 2020 Highlander and Highlander hybrid vehicles. Incorrect seat trim covers on one or both of the front seats can prevent the seat-mounted side air bag from deploying properly.


Toyota will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the front seats and replace the seat trim covers as necessary, free of charge. The recall began December 11, 2020. Owners may contact Toyota customer service at 1-800-331-4331. Toyota’s number for this recall is 20TB14 / 20TA14.


Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to

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