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Toyota Corolla Recall 94V220000

Toyota Recalls 1993-1994 Corollas Due to Electrical System Issues

Recall Details

Toyota is recalling 1993-1994 Corolla models because an unused harness connector for power windows, power door locks, and sunroof was improperly routed under the floor carpet in the left kick panel. In cold weather areas where road salt is used, the water from a driver's foot can penetrate the carpet, drop onto the connector, and form a salt bridge between the terminals. This can cause an electrical short, which may result in a fire. Dealers will remove the unused harness connector.

Electrical & Lights, December 5, 1994

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Model Year(s)
Manufacturer's Report Date
December 5, 1994
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
16,497
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
94V220000
Component
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING

Summary
AN UNUSED HARNESS CONNECTOR FOR POWER WINDOWS, POWER DOOR LOCKS AND SUNROOF WAS IMPROPERLY ROUTED UNDER THE FLOOR CARPET IN THE LEFT KICK PANEL. IF THE VEHICLE IS OPERATED IN COLD WEATHER CONDITIONS WHERE LARGE AMOUNTS OF ROAD SALTS ARE USED, THE SALT WATER OR SNOW CARRIED INTO THE VEHICLE BY THE DRIVER'S SHOES CAN PENETRATE THE CARPET AND DRIP ONTO THE CONNECTOR RESULTING IN THE FORMATION OF A SALT BRIDGE BETWEEN THE TERMINALS.
Consequence
THIS CAUSES AN ELECTRICAL SHORT INSIDE THE HARNESS, AND CAN RESULT IN A VEHICLE FIRE.
Remedy
DEALERS WILL REMOVE THE UNUSED HARNESS CONNECTOR.
Notes
SYSTEM: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM: WIRING.VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: COROLLA PASSENGER VEHICLES BUILT IN JAPAN OR CANADA NOT EQUIPPED WITH POWER WINDOWS, POWER DOOR LOCKS AND SUNROOF, REGISTERED IN THE FOLLOWING STATES: CT, IL, IN, ME, MA, MI, NH, NJ, NY, OH, PA, RI,VT, AND WI.NOTE: IF YOUR VEHICLE IS PRESENTED TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND THE REMEDY IS NOT PROVIDED FREE OF CHARGE WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME, PLEASE 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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