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Toyota Motor North America has announced a safety recall of approximately 7,600 units of the 2016 Toyota Prius in the US. It’s the first recall in the US for the fourth-gen hybrid car.

The involved vehicles are equipped with a front passenger airbag which contains stored, compressed gas in the inflator. A component in the airbag assembly may have been improperly welded and/or misassembled. In such cases, the stored gas may escape without a deployment signal and result in the partial inflation of the airbag.

The above has been observed when the vehicle is parked and unoccupied for a period of time. An airbag that inflates in this manner can, under some circumstances, increase the risk of injury and the possibility of a crash, Toyota says. The company will contact US owners of involved vehicles by mail from November.

This recall is for the exact same reason as the one by Lexus Australia for the RX SUV, announced yesterday. It appears to be unrelated to the massive Takata airbag inflator recall involving millions of cars worldwide.