Toyota Motor North America is recalling nearly 49,000 vehicles in the U.S. over an electrical issue that could prevent airbags from deploying during a crash.
The recall affects 2016 Prius and Lexus RX models and 2015-16 Lexus NX crossovers, Toyota said in a statement Wednesday.
In the airbag systems of the affected vehicles, an "open circuit could be created over time," Toyota said in a statement, causing the airbag light to turn on, in which case the side and curtain shield airbags and front airbags may not deploy.
Owners of the affected vehicles will be notified by mail starting in late March, Toyota said.
Toyota and Lexus dealerships will check the serial number of the sensors in the recalled vehicles and replace them, if needed.
A Toyota spokesperson declined to comment on whether the company is aware of any injuries or crashes are related to the recall, citing company policy.