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Recalls are issued for cars with safety-related defects or problems

Toyota Avalon recalls

 

For Models: Toyota Avalon, Toyota Avalon Hybrid, Toyota Camry, Toyota Camry Hybrid, Toyota Venza

Body, Interior & Misc., October 17, 2013

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As part of normal operation of the air conditioning system, condensation will accumulate in the condenser housing behind the dashboard. A drain is incorporated so that excess water can drain out. This drain hose can become plugged, the accumulated water can leak onto the airbag control module. This can result in an electrical short in the control module. If this were to occur the airbags could become disabled or deploy unexpectedly. Improper airbag operation increases the risk of personal injury and/or a crash. The power steering assist could also become inoperable resulting in increased steering effort. Dealers will seal the air conditioning condenser housing and install a protective cover on the airbag control module to correct this concern.

For Models: Toyota Avalon, Toyota Avalon Hybrid, Toyota Camry, Toyota Camry Hybrid, Toyota Corolla

Electrical & Lights, October 17, 2013

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An electrical short can develop in the windshield wiper switch assembly. As a result, the wipers may not function as expected. If the driver's visibility is reduced the risk of a crash increases. Dealers will replace the wiper switch assembly in affected vehicles to correct this concern.

For Models: Lexus ES330, Lexus RX330, Lexus RX400h, Toyota Avalon, Toyota Camry, Toyota Highlander, Toyota Highlander Hybrid, Toyota Sienna

Engine, November 9, 2011

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The amount of adhesive applied between the inner and outer parts of the crankshaft pulley may be inadequate. If this is the case, the outer ring may become misaligned and/or not properly rotate with the inner ring, causing an abnormal noise and/or illumination of the Check Engine Light. In some cases, the power steering belt could come off resulting in a loss of power steering assist, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will inspect the crankshaft pulley and replace it if necessary.

For Models: Toyota Avalon

Suspension & Steering, September 7, 2010

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Toyota is recalling 2000–2004 Avalon models due to improper casting of the steering lock bar, which may cause the bar to crack or even break. If the bar breaks, the steering wheel will lock, causing the driver to lose control of the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will replace the steering lock device free of charge.

For Models: Scion tC, Scion xB, Toyota 4Runner, Toyota Avalon, Toyota Camry, Toyota Camry Hybrid, Toyota Celica, Toyota Corolla, Toyota FJ Cruiser, Toyota Highlander, Toyota Highlander Hybrid, Toyota Land Cruiser, Toyota Matrix, Toyota Prius, Toyota RAV4, Toyota Sequoia, Toyota Sienna, Toyota Solara, Toyota Tacoma, Toyota Tundra, Toyota Venza, Toyota Yaris

Body, Interior & Misc., May 27, 2010

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These vehicle were sold without the required load carrying captivity modification label. Dealers will mail the corrected label to vehicle owners. Owners have the option of requesting that the dealer install the label. This recall is expected to begin on May 27, 2010.

For Models: Scion tC, Scion xA, Scion xB, Scion xD, Toyota 4Runner, Toyota Avalon, Toyota Camry, Toyota Corolla, Toyota FJ Cruiser, Toyota Highlander, Toyota Land Cruiser, Toyota Matrix, Toyota Prius, Toyota RAV4, Toyota Sequoia, Toyota Sienna, Toyota Tacoma, Toyota Tundra, Toyota Venza, Toyota Yaris

Body, Interior & Misc., May 27, 2010

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Southeast Toyota is recalling 2005–2011 models for failing to comply with federal safety standards on tire selection and rims. Affected models were sold without the proper load-carrying capacity modification labels, which may cause the driver to overload the vehicle, increasing the chance of a crash. Dealers will mail the correct labels to the customer or install the label free of charge.

For Models: Toyota Avalon, Toyota Camry, Toyota Camry Hybrid, Toyota Corolla, Toyota Highlander, Toyota Highlander Hybrid, Toyota Matrix, Toyota RAV4, Toyota Sequoia, Toyota Tundra

Body, Interior & Misc., February 5, 2010

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Toyota is recalling 2005–2010 Avalon; 2007–2010 Camry, 2009–2010 Corolla, Corolla Matrix, and Rav4; 2010 Highlander; 2008–2010 Sequoia; and 2007–2010 Tundra models because the sliding surface of the friction lever may become smooth during operation, which can cause condensation. This may cause the accelerator pedal to become harder to depress, slower to return, or to become stuck in a partially depressed position, which can increase the risk of a crash. Dealers will install a reinforcement bar in the accelerator pedal so it will operate smoothly.

For Models: Lexus ES350, Lexus IS250, Lexus IS350, Toyota Avalon, Toyota Camry, Toyota Prius, Toyota Tacoma, Toyota Tundra

Body, Interior & Misc., December 31, 2009

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Toyota is recalling 2004–2010 models for an accelerator pedal that can get stuck in the wide open position due to problems with the floor mat. This may cause high vehicle speeds that make it difficult to stop the vehicle, which can result in a crash. In order to correct the problem, dealers will replace the pedals, alter the shape of the floor, and/or replace the floor mats. Toyota will also modify software on certain models to ensure that the brake overrides the accelerator in the event that both are applied.

For Models: Lexus GS300, Lexus GS430, Lexus IS250, Lexus IS350, Lexus LS430, Scion tC, Toyota Avalon, Toyota Camry, Toyota Prius, Toyota RAV4, Toyota Tacoma

Body, Interior & Misc., April 6, 2006

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On 133 vehicles, certain airbag inflators were assembled with an insufficient amount of the heating agents necessary for proper airbag deployment.  In the event of a crash, if the airbag does not deploy as expected, the risk of injury will increase. Dealers will replace only the suspect airbags to correct this concern. The Toyota recall number is 60B. The Lexus recall number is 6LB.

For Models: Toyota Avalon

Suspension & Steering, May 2, 2005

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The steering yoke may not have been welded to the steering shaft. In this case, the yoke may come loose from the shaft, resulting in a loss of steering control, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will inspect the steering yoke and shaft weld condition and replace the steering column assembly as necessary. This recall is expected to begin on May 2, 2005. The Toyota recall number is SSC 50F.

 

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