Canada is included in a global recall by Toyota which has affected 4,570 vehicles in the country and 645,000 worldwide.
The automaker says several vehicles have an electrical problem that could stop air bags from deploying. An open circuit could occur at any time, setting off an air bag warning that would prevent the front and side air bags from working in the event of a crash.
The models affected include any 2015 and 2016 versions of the Toyota Prius, Lexus RX, NX SUVs, Toyota Alphard, Vellfire, Sienta, Noah, Voxy, Esquire, Probox, Succeed, Corolla, Highlander, Levin, and Hilux.
Toyota will send out letters to owners of the above vehicles in late March. Dealerships across the country will inspect serial numbers on sensors and replace them without any cost.
So far, no injuries related to the issue have been reported in Canada. The recall comes amid news that the company was the number one automaker in Canada, with 571,535 units built in Cambridge and Woodstock, Ontario alone.
40% of Toyota vehicles sold in Canada are also made in Canada, including the Corolla and Lexus RX which are part of the recall.