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Toyota Camry Recall 97V213000

Toyota Recalls 1997 Camrys for Electrical System Problem

Recall Details

Toyota is recalling 1997 Camrys due to a possible jamming of the lock pin of the key interlock solenoid, which makes it possible to remove the ignition key when the shift lever is not in the "Park" position. This may cause the driver to fail to move the shift lever into "Park," which can cause the parking brake not to activate. Dealers will replace the key interlock solenoid.

Electrical & Lights, December 15, 1997

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Model Year(s)
Manufacturer's Report Date
December 15, 1997
NHTSA Action Number
PE97034
Potential Number of Units Affected
289,326
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
97V213000
Component
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION

Summary
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. DUE TO A POSSIBLE JAMMING OF THE LOCK PIN OF THE KEY INTERLOCK SOLENOID, IT IS POSSIBLE TO REMOVE THE IGNITION KEY EVEN WHEN THE SHIFT LEVER OF THE AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION IS NOT IN THE "PARK" POSITION.
Consequence
UNDER SUCH A CONDITION, SHOULD A DRIVER FAIL TO MOVE THE SHIFT LEVER TO "PARK" POSITION AND ALSO FAIL TO ACTIVATE THE PARKING BRAKE, THE VEHICLE COULD ROLL AWAY DOWN A SLOPE.
Remedy
DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE KEY INTERLOCK SOLENOID.
Notes
OWNER NOTIFICATION IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING THE MIDDLE OF DECEMBER 1997.OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT TOYOTA AT 1-800-331-4331.ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-800-424-9393.
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