A-Piller Retaining Clip May Be Damaged
Body, Interior & Misc., November 22, 2011
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Our Quick Take:
Southeast Toyota is recalling 518 vehicles because the A-pillar trim may come loose in the event of a crash.
What Should You Do?
Southeast Toyota will notify owners of affected vehicles during December, 2011. If you find the A-pillar trim in your vehicle is loose, or you don't receive notification and you feel you should have, please contact your dealer. It's helpful to have your vehicle identification number (VIN) when you call.
Southeast Toyota is recalling 518 vehicles equipped with an aftermarket navigation unit or overhead entertainment system, and/or a bluetooth hands-free device. There is a possibility that the front A-pillar trim panel retention clip may have been damaged during the installation of the aftermarket accessory. The trim piece may come loose in the event of a crash, increasing the risk of injury. Dealers will inspect the A-pillar trim and replace the retaining clip as necessary.
Mfr's Report Date:
November 22, 2011
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number:
NHTSA Action Number:
STRUCTURE:BODY:ROOF AND PILLARS
Potential Number of Units Affected:
SOUTHEAST TOYOTA IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2010-2011 COROLLA VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH A NON-TOYOTA, BLUE TOOTH HANDS FREE DEVICE OR NAVIGATION UNIT AND CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2011 TOYOTA SIENNA VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH A NON-TOYOTA, OVERHEAD ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM AND/OR BLUETOOTH HANDS FREE DEVICE. THERE IS A POSSIBILITY THAT THE FRONT A-PILLAR TRIM PANEL RETENTION CLIP MAY HAVE BEEN DAMAGED DURING THE INSTALLATION OF THE AFTERMARKET ACCESSORY.
A DAMAGED A-PILLAR TRIM PANEL RETENTION CLIP MAY ALLOW THE TRIM PANEL TO COME LOOSE AND INJURE AN OCCUPANT IN THE EVENT OF A CRASH.
DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE A-PILLAR TRIM PANEL RETENTION CLIP AND REPLACE IT IF NECESSARY FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING DECEMBER 2011. OWNERS MAY CONTACT SOUTHEAST TOYOTA AT 1-800-301-6859.
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 .
Recall data provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration