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Toyota Avalon Recalls

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02/08/17 Toyota motor engineering & manufacturing (toyota) is recalling certain model year 2016 avalon, and 2017 camry vehicles manufactured august 3, 2016, to september 12, 2016. the front passenger knee air bag module may have been attached to the lower instrument panel with incorrect fasteners.

If the air bag was installed with incorrect fasteners, the fasteners may become loose over time, affecting the air bag deployment and increasing the risk of injury.

Toyota will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the fasteners, and if necessary, replace the instrument panel brace and body bracket and reattach the air bag assembly, free of charge. the recall began on february 8, 2017. owners may contact toyota customer service at 1-800-331-4331. toyota's number for this recall is g05.

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.
07/28/16 Toyota motor engineering & manufacturing (toyota) is recalling certain model year 2013-2015 avalon and avalon hybrid vehicles manufactured october 19, 2012 to october 27, 2015 and 2013-2015 lexus es350 and es300h vehicles manufactured june 18, 2012 to july 6, 2015. the affected vehicles are equipped with a pre-collision system (pcs) as optional equipment. in these vehicles, the pcs may unexpectedly activate and apply the brakes when the radar detects a steel joint or plate in the roadway as an object.

A vehicle that unexpectedly brakes increases the risk of a crash.

Toyota will notify owners, and dealers will replace certain pcs components, free of charge. the recall began on july 28, 2016. owners may contact toyota at 1-888-270-9371. toyota's numbers for this campaign are f1v and f2e.

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.
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05/13/16 Toyota motor engineering & manufacturing (toyota) is recalling certain model year 2016 avalon and camry vehicles manufactured november 30, 2015 to march 4, 2016. the occupant classification system (ocs) that activates or deactivates the front passenger seat air bag system may have been improperly calibrated. as a result, the front passenger air bag and the front passenger knee air bag may not deploy as intended in certain crash scenarios. as such, these vehicles fail to comply with federal motor vehicle safety standard (fmvss) number 208, "occupant crash protection."

Air bags that do not deploy as intended during a crash increase the risk of injury.

Toyota will notify owners, and dealers will recalibrate the ocs, free of charge. the recall began by may 13, 2016. owners may contact toyota customer service at 1-888-270-9371. toyota's number for this recall is g0j.

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.
11/17/14 Toyota motor engineering & manufacturing (toyota) is recalling certain model year 2014 toyota avalon, camry, sienna, and highlander and model year 2015 lexus rx350 vehicles. fuel may leak from the one of the fuel delivery pipes in the engine compartment.

A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source increases the risk of a fire.

Toyota will notify owners, and dealers will replace any of the suspect fuel delivery pipes free of charge. the recall began november 17, 2014. owners may contact toyota customer service 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.
11/08/13 Toyota motor engineering & manufacturing north america, inc. (toyota) is recalling certain model year 2013-2014 camry and camry hv, model year 2013 avalon and avalon hv and model year 2014 corolla vehicles. in the affected vehicles, the windshield wiper switch assembly may short circuit. as such, these vehicles fail to conform to the requirements of federal motor vehicle safety standard, no. 104, "windshield wiping and washing systems."

A short circuit could cause inoperative windshield wipers, reducing driver visibility and increasing the risk of a crash.

Toyota will notify owners, and dealers will replace the wiper switch assembly, free of charge. the recall began on november 8, 2013. 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.
12/31/11 Engine Toyota is recalling certain model year 2004 avalon vehicles; 2004 and 2005 camry, camry solara, highlander, and sienna vehicles, 2006 highlander hybrid; 2004 and 2005 lexus es330 and rx330; and 2006 lexus rx400h vehicles manufactured from june 1, 2004 through march 31, 2005, equipped with the 1mz-fe or 3mz-fe engine. the amount of adhesive agent applied between the outer ring and the torsional rubber damper (inner ring) in the crankshaft pulley may be inadequate. if the adhesive is insufficient, there is a possibility that the outer ring may become misaligned and it may not properly rotate with the inner ring, causing noise and/or illumination of the battery discharge indicator light.

In some cases, the belt for the power steering pump may become detached from the pulley which could result in a loss of power steering and a sudden increase in steering effort, increasing the risk of a crash.

Toyota will notify owners, and dealers will check the crankshaft pulley to identify whether it was produced by the u.s. supplier. if so, the dealer will replace the pulley with a new one at no charge. the safety recall is expected to begin during early january 2012. owners may contact toyota at 1-800-331-4331.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov .
08/11/17 Transmission and Drivetrain Toyota motor engineering & manufacturing (toyota) is recalling certain 2016 camry hybrid and avalon hybrid vehicles. the front drive shaft may separate.

A front driveshaft separation would result in a loss of propulsion while driving, and if the driver exits the vehicle without applying the parking brake, the vehicle may roll. both scenarios can increase the risk of a crash.

Toyota will notify owners, and dealers will check the serial number of the vehicle's drive shaft, replacing any that are affected, free of charge. the recall began on august 11, 2017. owners may contact toyota customer service at 1-800-331-4331. toyota's number for this recall is h0m.

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.
12/12/14 Suspension and Steering Toyota motor engineering & manufacturing (toyota) is recalling certain model year 2014 toyota camry, camry hv, avalon, and avalon hv vehicles equipped with 16-inch and 17-inch rims. in the affected vehicles, the left-side front suspension lower arm may have been incorrectly manufactured. as a result, the left side lower arm may not have enough clamping surface area for one of the bolts that secures the lower arm to the lower ball joint.

Because of the insufficient clamping force, the lower arm may separate from the ball joint, increasing the risk of a crash.

Toyota will notify owners, and dealers will replace the left side lower arm, free of charge. the recall began on december 12, 2014. owners may contact toyota customer service 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.
05/02/05 Suspension and Steering On certain passenger vehicles, the steering yoke was not welded to the steering shaft. if the vehicle is operated in this condition, there is a possibility that the yoke may come off from the shaft, and could result in a loss of vehicle steering control.

Loss of control of the vehicle could result in a crash.

Dealers will inspect the steering yoke and shaft weld condition, and replace the steering column assembly free of charge. the recall began on may 2, 2005. owners may contact toyota at 1-800-331-4331.

Toyota recall no. ssc 50f.customers may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov.
06/30/00 Suspension and Steering Vehicle description: passenger vehicles. due to improper heat treatment, the rear axle may not have adequate strength in some areas.

After extended use of the vehicle, the rear axle shafts could fail or break.

Dealers will inspect and replace the rear axle hub assemblies.

Owner notification began june 30, 2000.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 toyota at 1-800-331-4331.also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's auto safety hotline at 1-888-dash-2-dot (1-888-327-4236).
08/24/15 Electrical and Air Conditioning Toyota motor engineering & manufacturing (toyota) is recalling certain model year 2003-2004 toyota corolla vehicles manufactured december 28, 2001, to may 2, 2004, 2003-2004 toyota corolla matrix vehicles manufactured january 6, 2002, to april 29, 2004, 2003-2004 avalon vehicles manufactured june 5, 2002, to december 20, 2004, and 2003-2004 pontiac vibe vehicles manufactured january 18, 2002, to april 27, 2004. due to electrical noise, a component in the air bag control module may fail, causing the front air bags, side air bags, and/or seatbelt pretensioners to deploy inadvertently while the vehicle is being operated.

Inadvertent deployment of the air bags or the seat belt pretensioners increases the risk of an injury or crash.

Toyota will notify their owners. pontiac vibe owners will be notified by gm. dealers will replace the air bag control module, free of charge. the recall began on august 24, 2015. toyota owners may contact toyota customer service at 1-800-331-4331. gm issued an interim notification to owners on march 27, 2015. the recall began on august 24, 2015. pontiac owners may call 1-800-620-7668. note: this recall supersedes recalls 13v-029 and 14v-147. vehicles that had a noise filter installed as the remedy for one of those campaigns need to have the air bag control module replaced under this campaign.

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.
07/01/15 Electrical and Air Conditioning 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.

A constant electrical current flow may cause the sub-woofer to overheat, increasing the risk of fire.

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.

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.
01/29/15 Electrical and Air Conditioning Southeast toyota distributors, llc (set) is recalling certain model year 2010-2011 prius and corolla, 2009-2011 venza, 2006-2010 avalon, 2007-2010 fj cruiser, 2005-2011 sienna and sequoia, 2006-2011 tacoma 4x2 and 4x4, camry, highlander, tundra 4x2 and 4x4, and 2007-2011 rav4 and 4runner. the affected vehicles may experience compression of the seat cushion which may damage the seat heater wiring.

Damage to the seat heater wiring could cause the wires to short, increasing the risk of the seat burning and causing personal injury to the occupant.

Set will notify owners, and dealers will disconnect the heaters with copper strand heating elements and refund the purchase price of the seat heater accessory, free of charge. the recall is expected to began in january 2015. owners may contact set customer service at 1-866-405-4226.

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.
02/05/14 Electrical and Air Conditioning 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.

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.
02/05/10 Electrical and Air Conditioning Toyota is recalling certain model year 2005-2010 avalon, model year 2007-2010 camry, model year 2009-2010 corolla, corolla matrix, rav4, model year 2010 highlander, model year 2008-2010 sequoia, and model year 2007-2010 tundra vehicles. due to the manner in which the friction lever interacts with the sliding surface of the accelerator pedal inside the pedal sensor assembly, the sliding surface of the lever may become smooth during vehicle operation. in this condition, if condensation occurs on the surface, as may occur from heater operation (without a/c) when the pedal assembly is cold, the friction when the accelerator pedal is operated may increase, which may result in the accelerator pedal becoming harder to depress, slower to return, or, in the worst case, mechanically stuck in a partially depressed position.

The accelerator pedal may become hard to depress, slow to return to idle, or, in the worst case, mechanically stuck in a partially depressed position, increasing the risk of a crash.

Dealers will install a reinforcement bar in the accelerator pedal which will allow the pedal to operate smoothly. gm will notify owners for the pontiac vibe please see 10v-018. this service will be performed free of charge. the safety recall is expected to begin on february 5, 2010 and will be completed on march 15, 2010. owners may contact toyota at 1-800-331-4331.

Toyota safety recall no. aoa. owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov .
04/06/06 Electrical and Air Conditioning On certain vehicles, due to improper assembly of the air bag inflator, which is used in the side air bag, the curtain shield air bag, and the knee air bag assembly, some inflators were produced with an insufficient amount of the heating agents necessary for proper air bag deployment. in this condition, the expansion force of the gas may be insufficient to properly inflate the air bag when the srs system is activated during a crash.

This may increase the risk of injury to the occupant in the involved seating position in the event of a crash.

Dealers will replace the specific srs air bag. the recall began on april 6, 2006. owners may contact toyota at 1-888-270-9371, scion at 1-866-548-1851, or lexus at 1-800-255-3987.

Toyota recall no. 60b and lexus recall no. 6lb.customers may contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty: 1-800-424-9153); or go to http://www.safercar.gov.
06/15/17 Other Gulf states toyota, inc. (gulf states) is recalling certain 2017 4runner , 86, avalon, camry, camry hybrid, corolla, corolla im, highlander, highlander hybrid, prius, prius c, rav4, rav4 hybrid, sienna and yaris vehicles. the spare tire air pressure was not adjusted to the proper pressure as stated on the tire pressure label.

A spare tire that is not inflated to the proper value may not perform as intended, increasing the risk of a crash.

Gulf states will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the spare tires, adjusting their pressure as necessary, free of charge. the recall began june 15, 2017. owners may contact gulf states customer service at 1-800-444-1074. toyota's number for this recall is 17r2.

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.
04/09/01 Other Vehicle description: passenger vehicles. the front sub frame assembly has not been adequately welded.

This condition could cause failure of the assembly following long-term usage, increasing the risk of a crash.

Dealers will inspect and replace the front sub frame, if necessary. owner notification began april 9, 2001. 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 toyota at 1-800-331-4331.

Also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's auto safety hotline at 1-888-dash-2-dot (1-888-327-4236).

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Toyota Avalon Recalls

Some things are often misunderstood about recalls and technical service bulletins (TSBs). Plus a disclaimer.

  1. Recalls do not have to be issued only because something is prone to failure. NHTSA (a government agency) can only require a recall if a failure will affect safety, emissions, fuel economy, or compliance with some other regulation or law. Manufacturers can voluntarily recall cars for problems that do not affect these, though.
  2. Recalls often apply to only some cars of a specific model year, rather than all of them. You should receive a letter from the manufacturer if your car has been recalled. You can also check with the dealer, which will know which (if any) recalls pertain to your car.
  3. The primary purpose of TSBs is to inform dealers about known problems with a car and how to fix them. They are not the same as recalls. As with recalls, TSBs often only apply to some cars, not the entire model year.
  4. Dealers often will not provide a preventive repair just because a problem described in a TSB might happen to your car. They'll usually want to observe symptoms that the problem is already affecting your car.
  5. Even if there are symptoms, a manufacturer doesn't have to pick up the cost of a TSB repair if the car is out of warranty, though sometimes they do.

We provide the text of recalls and TSBs as provided by NHTSA. There can be errors in the text. If you sign up for notifications in My Garage, we will try to get these to do, but for various reasons (some beyond our control) cannot guarantee you will receive them. When in doubt about a recall or TSB, contact the dealer.