Toyota has issued a safety recall for over 300-thousand Toyota and Lexus vehicles that may be affected by involuntary airbag deployment.

According to Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. approximately 320,000 Model Year 2003-2006 Land Cruiser; 2004-2006 4Runner; 2005-2006 Tundra and Sequoia; 2003-2006 LX 470; and 2004-2006 GX 470 vehicles.

The affected vehicles are equipped with side Curtain-Shield-Airbags which are suppose to deploy from the roof in the event of certain types of crashes but according to the company  improper programming could activate the airbags unnecessarily.  The unexpected activation of the CSAs could increase risk of injury to the vehicles occupant(s).

Owners of the involved vehicles will be notified via mail of the recall.  Toyota and Lexus dealers will replace the airbag control module with one which has an improved programming at no cost to owners.

Information about automotive recalls can be found by entering your vehicles VIN at www.toyota.com/recall or http://www.safercar.gov/. Additional questions can be directed to customer support by calling Toyota Customer Service at 1-800-331-4331 or Lexus Customer Service at 1-800-255-3987.