TORONTO, ON., (January 28, 2015) – Toyota Canada Inc. announced plans to conduct a safety recall of approximately 1,285 Model Year 2011‐2012 Avalon sedans.
In the involved vehicles, cargo could contact the audio system subwoofer wire located inside the trunk, and move the wire out of its normal position. If this wire contacts the metal frame of the subwoofer, it may result in an intermittent short circuit. If this occurs, the subwoofer could overheat, increasing the risk of a fire.
Toyota is not aware of any crashes, injuries, or fatalities caused by this condition.
Owners of the involved vehicles will receive a notification by mail. Toyota dealerships will provide a repair for the audio system. Until the remedy is available, as a precaution, Toyota dealerships will disconnect the rear subwoofer.
Information is available to customers by calling the Toyota Customer Interaction Centre at 1-888-TOYOTA-8 (1-888-869-6828).
About Toyota Canada Inc.
Toyota Canada Inc. (TCI) is the exclusive Canadian distributor of Toyota, Lexus and Scion vehicles. Celebrating its 50th anniversary in Canada, Toyota has sold over 4.6 million vehicles in Canada through a national network of 285 Toyota, Lexus and Scion dealerships. Toyota is dedicated to bringing safety, quality, dependability and reliability in the vehicles Canadians drive and the service they receive. TCI’s head office is located in Toronto, with regional offices in Vancouver, Calgary, Montreal and Halifax and parts distribution centres in Toronto and Vancouver. Toyota operates two manufacturing facilities in Canada which build popular Canadian vehicles: Toyota RAV4, Toyota Corolla, Lexus RX 350 and RX 450h hybrid and just celebrated production of its 6 millionth vehicle.
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