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870,000 Toyotas Being Recalled

(Credit: CBS)

(Credit: CBS)

PITTSBURGH (KDKA/AP) — Toyota is recalling 870,000 vehicles over an issue that’s caused by spiders.

Toyota says water from the air conditioning condenser can leak onto the air bag control module and cause a short circuit.

That could illuminate the air bag warning light, disable the air bag or cause the air bags to deploy inadvertently.

A problem with an air conditioner part could cause air bags to deploy and you could also lose power steering.

Toyota says spider webs can block a drainage tube from the AC condenser and that can lead to a short circuit in the air bag system.

Toyota knows of two minor injuries, but no accidents, related to the defect.

Owners will be notified starting next month.

Toyota dealers will repair the problem for free.

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