Recall 15V047000

Subwoofer Speaker

Recall Details

These vehicles are being recalled because of an electrical fault with the subwoofer, a component of the stereo system. A short circuit may develop which can result in fire. While a remedy hasn't been announced, an interim fix which disconnects the subwoofer has been implemented by dealers.

Our Quick Take

An electrical problem with the car stereo's subwoofer may result in a fire.

What Should You Do?

Toyota has not yet released a notification schedule for this recall. If you don't receive notification in a timely manner and believe you should have, contact your dealer for further instruction. They may ask for your vehicle identification number (VIN), so please have it handy when you call.

Affected Cars

Body, Interior & Misc., January 28, 2015

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
January 28, 2015
NHTSA Action Number
Potential Number of Units Affected
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, causing damage to the integrated circuit (IC), creating a short circuit between the power supply and the sub-woofer.
If the wiring to the sub-woofer short circuits, it may overheat, increasing the risk of a fire.
Toyota will notify owners, and dealers will provide a remedy for the audio system, free of charge. Until the remedy is available, Toyota will mail an interim notice and dealers will disconnect the sub-woofer. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. 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
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