Toyota says the airbag control computer can erroneously detect a fault when the vehicles are started. With a fault, the airbags may not deploy in a crash. The company wouldn't say if the problem has caused any injuries.
Toyota will notify owners and dealers will update the airbag control software. The recall is expected to begin Oct. 22.
Toyota says the recall covers about 185,000 vehicles in North America and 2,600 in other markets.