2003-'04 Toyota Avalon Recalled for Airbags That Can Inadvertently Deploy | Edmunds

2003-'04 Toyota Avalon Recalled for Airbags That Can Inadvertently Deploy


Just the Facts:
  • Toyota is recalling approximately 119,000 2003-'04 Toyota Avalon sedans in the U.S. because the front airbags and/or seatbelt pretensioners could inadvertently deploy.
  • Toyota told Edmunds on Thursday there is "one field technical report of minor injury."
  • A specific date for the recall has not been set.

TORRANCE, California Toyota is recalling approximately 119,000 2003-'04 Toyota Avalon sedans in the U.S. because the front airbags and/or seatbelt pretensioners could inadvertently deploy.

"In the involved Toyota Avalon vehicles, certain circuits within the airbag control module may be susceptible to damage if exposed to electrical noise from other electrical components," Toyota said in a statement on Thursday. "In some instances, front airbags and/or seatbelt pretensioners could inadvertently deploy."

Toyota spokeswoman Cindy Knight told Edmunds there is "one field technical report of minor injury," but no reports of crashes or fatalities.

Toyota dealers will fix the problem by adding an electrical noise filter to the airbag control module.

There is no information about the Toyota recall posted on the Web site of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, which oversees vehicle recalls in the U.S.

A specific date for the recall has not been set. Owners can contact Toyota at 1-800-331-4331.

Edmunds says: Owners can either wait for the formal recall notice from Toyota or contact their local dealer if they have concerns.

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