1. 2012 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 »

  2. 2012 Toyota Avalon ELECTRICAL SYSTEM, AIR BAGS, EQUIPMENT:AIR CONDITIONER NHTSA Campaign #13V442000

    • Date Announced: OCTOBER 17, 2013
    • Vehicles Affected: 802,769

    Summary: Toyota is recalling certain model year 2012-2013 Avalon, Avalon HV, Venza, Camry, and Camry HV vehicles. In the affected vehicles, the drain hose for the air conditioning condenser may become clogged causing water to accumulate at the bottom of the air conditioning condenser unit housing. The accumulated water may then leak through a seam in the housing onto the air bag control module potentially resulting in a short circuit of the module.

    Consequence: A short circuit may cause the air bags to become disabled or inadvertently deploy. An inadvertent airbag deployment can increase the risk of injury or the possibility of a crash. An inoperative airbag can increase the risk of injury in a severe crash. The power steering assist could also become inoperable resulting in increased steering effort and can increase the risk of a crash at low speeds.

    Actions: Toyota will notify owners, and dealers will seal the air conditioning condenser unit housing and install a protective cover on the airbag control module, free of charge. The recall began on February 5, 2014. Owners may contact Toyota at 1-800-331-4331. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #13V442000 »