1. 2013 Toyota RAV4 EXTERIOR LIGHTING, TRAILER HITCHES NHTSA Campaign #15V011000

    • Date Announced: JANUARY 16, 2015
    • Vehicles Affected: 1,140

    Summary: Southeast Toyota Distributors, LLC (SET) is recalling certain model year 2013-2015 Toyota Rav4 vehicles manufactured June 1, 2013, to December 29, 2014, and equipped with an accessory trailer light module. The software within the module may incorrectly detect an electrical short and preventively turn off the electrical current and the trailer lights.

    Consequence: If the system incorrectly detects an electrical short and turns off the trailer lights while the trailer is being towed at night, there is an increased risk of a crash.

    Actions: SET will notify owners, and dealers will replace the trailer light module with a new unit with corrected software, free of charge. The recall began on March 17, 2015. Owners may contact SET customer service at 1-866-405-4226. SET's number for this recall is SET-15A. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #15V011000 »