TORONTO, ON., (October 17, 2013) – Toyota Canada Inc. announced it will conduct a voluntary safety recall of approximately 44,041 Model Year 2012-2013 Camry, Camry Hybrid, 2012-2013 Avalon, and 2012-2013 Venza vehicles to remedy the air conditioning condenser unit housing.
In the involved vehicles, water from the air conditioning condenser unit housing could leak onto the airbag control module and cause a short circuit, resulting in illumination of the airbag warning light. In some instances, the air bag(s) could become disabled or could inadvertently deploy.
In limited instances, the power steering assist function could also become inoperable if a communication line in the airbag control module is damaged. Loss of power steering assist results in increased steering effort.
As a remedy, a sealant will be applied and a cover to the air conditioning condenser unit housing seam located above the airbag control module will be installed.
Owners of the involved vehicles will be notified to return their vehicles to a Toyota dealership for repair.
Information is available to customers at www.toyota.ca/recall or by calling the Toyota Customer Interaction Centre at 1-888-TOYOTA-8 (1-888-869-6828).