2013 Toyota Avalon Recall Oct 17, 2013 | Toyota Is Recalling Certain Model Year 2012-2013 Avalon, Avalon Hv,

2013 Toyota Avalon Electrical System Recall | Oct 17, 2013

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.

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.

Summary Of Corrective Actions Taken: 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.

Owners May Also Contact The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline At 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), Or Go To Www.safercar.gov.

This recall was issued on Oct 17, 2013 for 2013 Toyota Avalon, manufactured by Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing, in response to Electrical System problems.

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