119K Toyota Avalon sedans recalled above airbag woes

2003 Toyota Avalon

Toyota has issued a voluntary safety recall for 119,000 2003-2004 Avalon designs because in some cases the airbags could inadvertently deploy.

The automaker says that circuits within the airbag management module could be broken by electrical noise, which could cause the front airbags and seatbelt pre-tensioners to activate. Dealers are going to restore vehicles by adding an electrical noise filter to the module. Owners will be notified by 1st class mail.

Toyota Public Affairs Manager Cindy Knight advised Autoblog that there was 1 reported injury caused by the sudden deployment, but there have been no accidents or crashes. The company is at the moment preparing the components for dealers now, and the component requires 90 minutes to 2 hrs to set up. “We will not believe there are any other impacted designs,” stated Knight.

Toyota previously recalled 373,000 2000-2004 Avalons in 2010 due to a fault with the steering lock. The business set up a new steering column bracket on the versions.

Toyota Announces Voluntary Security Recall

March 27, 2014
TORRANCE, Calif., March 27, 2014 – Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. these days announced that it will carry out a voluntary security recall of about 119,000 MY 2003-2004 Avalon sedans.

In the concerned Toyota Avalon automobiles, specific circuits inside the airbag control module may be susceptible to injury if exposed to electrical noise from other electrical parts. In some situations, front airbag(s) and/or seat belt pre-tensioners could inadvertently deploy.

Dealers will treatment the problem by including an electrical noise filter to the airbag handle module.

Owners of autos subject to these recalls will get a notification by first class mail.

In depth info is obtainable to clients at www.toyota.com/recall and by calling the Toyota Client Encounter Center at one-800-331-4331.

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