New York: The Japanese automaker Toyota Motor Corp has said that it will recall about 308,000 SUVs in the US in order to fix problems related to unwanted airbag deployment.

The recall covers about 214,000 vehicles of the 2007 and RAV4 models of 2008 and 94,000 vehicles of the 2008 Toyota Highlander and Highlander HV SUVs, a newspaper.

The problems arise from the specific models' two sensors in the airbag system.

If both the sensors fail "nearly simultaneously", it may lead to an inadvertent deployment of the airbag, according to the company.

Vehicles equipped with this system have only been sold in the North American market.

Toyota will send notification letters to owners of the involved vehicles by May, and dealers will replace the sensor system with a new one for free when parts become available.