1998 Toyota Avalon Recall Oct 19, 1998 | Vehicle Description: Sport Utility Vehicles, Mini Vans And Passenger Vehicles

1998 Toyota Avalon Electrical System,ignition,anti-theft Controller Recall | Oct 19, 1998

Vehicle Description: Sport Utility Vehicles, Mini Vans And Passenger Vehicles Equipped With A Theft Deterrent Systems (tds) Supplied By Audiovox Corporation And Distributed By Southeast Toyota Distributors, Inc. In The States Of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North And South Carolina. The Alarm Wiring Harness Plugs Into The Vehicle’s Ignition Switch And The Vehicle’s Ignition Switch Wiring Harness Plugs Into The Alarm Harness To Complete The Circuit. A Percentage Of The Female Terminals Used In The Alarm Connector Were Found To Be Defective, Causing An ‘open Circuit’ Condition When Mated To The Male Ignition Switch Terminals.

This Condition Can Cause Intermittent Performance Of The Vehicle’s Electrical Components Such As The Dash Warning Lights And/or Hvac Fan Speed Controls. Also, The Vehicle May Not Run Smoothly And Could Stall.

Summary Of Corrective Actions Taken: Dealers Will Inspect The Date Code Label On The Security System Harness And Any Displaying The Manufacturing/final Date Code Will Be Replaced With Newly Produced Harnesses. The Date Codes Are: Rav4 – 6/24/98, 6/25/98, 6/26/98; Sienna – 6/25/98, 6/26/98; And Avalon – 6/30/98, 7/1/98, 8/31/98, 9/1/98, 9/2/98, And 9/3/98.

Owner Notification Is Expected To Begin During October/november 1998.owners Who Take Their Vehicles To An Authorized Dealer On An Agreed Upon Service Date And Do Not Receive The Free Remedy Within A Reasonable Time Should Contact Southeast Toyota Distributor At 1-800-301-6859.also Contact The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Auto Safety Hotline At 1-888-dash-2-dot (1-888-327-4236).

This recall was issued on Oct 19, 1998 for 1998 Toyota Avalon, manufactured by SOUTHEAST TOYOTA DISTRIBUTORS, in response to Electrical System,ignition,anti-theft Controller problems.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

Toyota Repair Questions? Ask