Toyota announced on April 21 it is recalling more than 300,000 sport utility vehicles in the United States to fix faulty airbag sensors.
The automaker said the sensors -- which are designed to detect vehicle roll angle -- can malfunction and inadvertently cause the side curtain airbag and seatbelt to be activated.
The sensor malfunction does not prevent the airbag from deploying during a collision, Toyota said.
A Toyota spokesman said the Japanese automaker has received defect-related reports of "minor injuries, including a report of a person's hand being cut by a seatbelt in March."
The recall affects 214,000 RAV4 vehicles and 94,000 Highlander and Highlander HV vehicles from the 2007 and 2008 model years.
Copyright Agence France-Presse, 2011