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On: Wed, Apr 2, 2014 at 12:33PM | By: Karen Cook


Toyota Recall

Toyota has issued a voluntary recall on 119,000 '03/'04 model year Avalon sedans. The problem with these vehicles,according to a statement made last week by Toyota, is that the “front airbag or seat belt pretensioners could inadvertently deploy.”

The reason is that “certain circuits within the airbag control module may be susceptible to damage if exposed to electrical noise from other electrical components.” The manufacturer reports “one field technical report of minor injury” in connection with this defect, but there have been no accidents or deaths.

To fix the problem dealers have been authorized to install an electrical noise filter to the airbag control module at no charge to the owner. Recalls will be mailed to owners of affected vehicles. Dealers are prepared to begin the repair immediately and you do not need to wait for the recall notice to have your vehicle inspected and/or repaired.

This recall comes on the heels of another which affected 2014 Highlanders last month. The third row middle seat belt in these SUVs—manufactured between November 20thof last year and January 18th of this year—were not anchored to the floor properly.

If you believe you have a car affected by either of these recalls you may call your local dealer or Toyota at 1-800-331-4331.


Here is the official press release from Toyota

Toyota Announces Voluntary Safety Recall

March 27, 2014

TORRANCE, Calif., March 27, 2014 – Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. today announced that it will conduct a voluntary safety recall of approximately 119,000 MY 2003-2004 Avalon sedans.

In the involved Toyota Avalon vehicles, certain circuits within the airbag control module may be susceptible to damage if exposed to electrical noise from other electrical components. In some instances, front airbag(s) and/or seat belt pre-tensioners could inadvertently deploy.

Dealers will remedy the condition by adding an electrical noise filter to the airbag control module.

Owners of vehicles subject to these recalls will receive a notification by first class mail.

Detailed information is available to customers at www.toyota.com/recall and by calling the Toyota Customer Experience Center at 1-800-331-4331.




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