After installing accessories, the vehicle load carrying capacity may be incorrect on the vehicle certification label. This could result in overloading the vehicle inadvertently, resulting in a crash.
The passenger frontal air bag assembly is deployed by an inflator which contains propellant that makes the air bag deploy. This propellant may degrade over time, especially when exposed to humidity and temperature cycling. As a result, the inflator may rupture on deployment, which can send metal shrapnel through the air bag, striking vehicle occupants. This could result in serious injury or death.
For vehicles modified by the addition of factory available vehicle accessories by Southeast Toyota Distributors, the load carrying capacity label affixed to the vehicle may not show accurate information. This is because the added accessory weight following installation was not accounted for on the existing label. As a result, the vehicle could be accidentally overloaded which could result in a crash.
The ignition key may be able to be removed from the ignition key cylinder when the transmission is not in the "Park" position. This would result in the potential of the vehicle rolling away unexpectedly, risking a crash and injury to occupants.
The driver's side power window master switch may overheat and melt, causing a possible fire hazard.
Certain components of the rear suspension may not be tightened properly. This can cause rear suspension arms to detach, increasing risk of a crash.
Vehicle accessories may not have been correctly installed and my detach.
The driver's seat my not properly lock in place.
Southeast Toyota is recalling certain 2010 - 2013 Toyota & Scion vehicles because the vehicle weight information label is incorrect. This recall applies to Toyotas sold in Florida, Georgia, Alabama, North & South Carolina.
An electrical circuit under the passenger seat for the airbag system may be damaged when moving the passenger seat forward or backward. The airbag warning light may or may not illuminate as a result of this concern.