1. 2011 Toyota Avalon ELECTRICAL SYSTEM NHTSA Campaign #15V047000

    • Date Announced: JANUARY 28, 2015
    • Vehicles Affected: 51,495

    Summary: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing (Toyota) is recalling certain model year 2011-2012 Toyota Avalon vehicles manufactured February 9, 2010, to October 22, 2012. In the affected vehicles, the sub-woofer speaker located in the trunk may experience an intermittent electrical short which may cause damage to the integrated circuit (IC) in the audio amplifier. In some cases, the damaged IC may allow a constant electrical current flow to the sub-woofer.

    Consequence: A constant electrical current flow may cause the sub-woofer to overheat, increasing the risk of fire.

    Actions: Toyota will notify owners, and dealers will replace the audio system amplifier and install a protective cover around the sub-woofer, free of charge. The recall began on July 1,2015. Owners may contact Toyota customer service at 1-888-270-9371. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #15V047000 »