Toyota Recalls 803,000 Camry, Avalon, and Venza Vehicles

Toyota Motor (NYSE: TM  ) issued a recall notice Thursday for some 803,000 model year 2012-2013 Camry, Camry Hybrid, Avalon, Avalon Hybrid, and Venza vehicles.

As Toyota relates, a problem with the vehicles' air-conditioning condenser unit housings may permit water to leak onto their airbag control modules, causing short circuits. If this happens, the least serious result could be the airbag warning indicator lighting up. In more serious instances, air bag(s) could become disabled or could even deploy. Further complications may include loss of power steering, making it more difficult to control the vehicle.

Toyota describes a relatively simple procedure for fixing the problem, consisting of applying sealant and installing a new cover on the air-conditioning condenser unit housing seam located directly above the airbag control module. This should prevent leakage.

Toyota intends to inform owners of the affected vehicles by mail about the procedure for taking their vehicles to dealers for inspection and repair. In the meantime, owners who may require additional information can contact Toyota at 1-800-331-4331 for further details.

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  • Report this Comment On October 18, 2013, at 7:01 AM, brother10 wrote:

    Toyota recall and fix their problems, Great Toyota and continue keeping your Great vehicles running and keeping the People Safe.

    Keep up the good work.

    Not like Ford Defective Crap Vehicles. Dangerous and Failing Brakes, New Vehicle Burning Oil, Transmission Banging and the list goes on and Ford and their Dealership don't care.

    The vehicle burning oil and a Dealership Manager said "It's because te Country is to Hot"

    Keep safe vehicles on the road TOYOTA.

    When I get Rid of my Dangerous Ford, FIX OR REPAIR DAILY. FIRST ON RUBBISH DUMP,FORD OWNERS RECOMMEND DODGE

    I Will Be Buying A Great Vehicle TOYOTA.

  • Report this Comment On October 18, 2013, at 7:28 AM, wredfern wrote:

    brother10 --- okay, you just keep buying your Jeeps and GMs, wise investment. I am so sure other car makers never have recalls...

  • Report this Comment On October 18, 2013, at 8:12 AM, Mastertech56 wrote:

    The condenser does not leak water the only thing that leaks water is the evaporator which is in the hvac box inside the car the person who wrote this article is a miss informed dolt

  • Report this Comment On October 18, 2013, at 10:21 AM, ponchoman49 wrote:

    The defects and screw ups just keep piling up at Toyota. That is what happens when you crawl your way to the top and go to the lowest cost bidders to make that almighty profit.

  • Report this Comment On October 18, 2013, at 12:04 PM, chronisterdan wrote:

    RECALL MOTORS (aka Toyota)does it again! If this were Gm or Ford it would be blasted on front pages every where. Toyota has had more recalls in the last few years than any other automaker period! and they are usaully saftey related... I wouldn't put my loved ones in these death traps!

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