119K Toyota Avalon sedans recalled over airbag woes

March 28, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Filed under: Sedan , Recalls , Toyota Toyota has issued a voluntary safety recall for 119,000 2003-2004 Avalon models because in some cases the airbags could inadvertently deploy. The automaker says that circuits within the airbag control module could be damaged by electrical noise, which could cause the front airbags and seatbelt pre-tensioners to activate. Dealers are going to repair cars by adding an electrical noise filter to the module. Owners will be notified by first class mail. Toyota Public Affairs Manager Cindy Knight told Autoblog that there was one reported injury caused by the sudden deployment, but there have been no accidents or crashes. The company is currently preparing the parts for dealers now, and the component takes 90 minutes to two hours to install. “We don’t believe there are any other affected models,” said Knight. Toyota previously recalled 373,000 2000-2004 Avalons in 2010 due to a fault with the steering lock . The company installed a new steering column bracket on the models. Continue reading 119K Toyota Avalon sedans recalled over airbag woes 119K Toyota Avalon sedans recalled over airbag woes originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 27 Mar 2014 18:30:00 EST.

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2003 Toyota Avalon

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

The automaker says that circuits within the airbag control module could be damaged by electrical noise, which could cause the front airbags and seatbelt pre-tensioners to activate. Dealers are going to repair cars by adding an electrical noise filter to the module. Owners will be notified by first class mail.

Toyota Public Affairs Manager Cindy Knight told Autoblog that there was one reported injury caused by the sudden deployment, but there have been no accidents or crashes. The company is currently preparing the parts for dealers now, and the component takes 90 minutes to two hours to install. “We don’t believe there are any other affected models,” said Knight.

Toyota previously recalled 373,000 2000-2004 Avalons in 2010 due to a fault with the steering lock. The company installed a new steering column bracket on the models.

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119K Toyota Avalon sedans recalled over airbag woes originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 27 Mar 2014 18:30:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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