The new Toyota Avalon recall affects nearly 52,000 units in the United States. Included in the recall are model-years 2011-2012 Toyota Avalon sedans.
The problem affecting the aforementioned vehicles is that a short circuit may occur in the wiring for audio system’s subwoofer. The thing is that the subwoofer’s wires may move out of position if they come into contact with cargo in the trunk.
Then, if one of the wires contacts the metal frame of the speaker, a short circuit may result. In such a situation, the risk of a car fire will increase. However, according to the automaker, there are no reports of fatalities or crashes related to the issue.
The automaker has not yet announced a Toyota Avalon recall notification schedule. The dealers will inspect and then fix the problematic vehicles for free. Owners with questions may contact Toyota at 800-331-4331 for more information.
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