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Toyota Camry Recall 92V135000

Toyota Recalls 1990 Camrys Due to Power Door Lock Problems

Recall Details

Toyota is recalling 1990 Camry models because the electronic control unit (ECU) for the power door lock system can fail, causing the contacts to "weld." This may result in door lock solenoid damage, which may make the doors fail to lock or unlock, even under manual operation. This can prevent passengers from exiting the vehicle in an emergency situation. Dealers will install an additional subcircuit relay control to prevent malfunction of original relays in the ECU.

Body, Interior & Misc., November 9, 1992

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Model Year(s)
Manufacturer's Report Date
November 9, 1992
NHTSA Action Number
EA92013
Potential Number of Units Affected
554,910
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
92V135000
Component
LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:DOORS:LATCH

Summary
THE ELECTRONIC CONTROL UNIT (ECU) FOR THE POWER DOOR LOCK SYSTEM CAN FAIL, CAUSING THE CONTACTS TO "WELD", AND RESULTING IN DOOR LOCK SOLENOID DAMAGE, WITH FAILURE OF THE DOOR TO LOCK OR UNLOCK, EVEN UNDER MANUAL OPERATION.
Consequence
IF THE DOOR FAILS TO OPEN AFTER ECU FAILURE, VEHICLEOCCUPANTS WOULD HAVE INCREASED DIFFICULTY EXITING THE VEHICLE IN AN EMERGENCY.
Remedy
INSTALL AN ADDITIONAL SUBCIRCUIT RELAY CONTROL TO PREVENT MALFUNCTION OF ORIGINAL RELAYS IN THE ECU.
Notes
SYSTEM: STRUCTURE: POWER DOOR LOCKS.VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER CARS WITH POWER DOOR LOCKS.
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