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2013 TOYOTA AVALON HYBRID

Report Date:
November 03, 2015
Campaign Number:
15V728000
Component:
FORWARD COLLISION AVOIDANCE: CRASH IMMINENT BRAKING

Summary:
Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing (Toyota) is recalling certain model year 2013-2015 Avalon and Avalon Hybrid vehicles manufactured October 19, 2012 to October 27, 2015 and 2013-2015 Lexus ES350 and ES300h vehicles manufactured June 18, 2012 to July 6, 2015. The affected vehicles are equipped with a Pre-Collision System (PCS) as optional equipment. In these vehicles, the PCS may unexpectedly activate and apply the brakes when the radar detects a steel joint or plate in the roadway as an object.

Consequence Summary:
A vehicle that unexpectedly brakes increases the risk of a crash.

Corrective Summary:
Remedy parts for a permanent fix for this issue are not yet available. On November 18, 2015, Toyota sent owners an interim notification and dealers will temporarily disable the PCS. When the improved PCS components are available for the permanent remedy, owners will be mailed a second notification. These repairs will be performed free of charge. Owners may contact Toyota at 1-888-270-9371. Toyota's numbers for this campaign are F1V and F2E.

2013 TOYOTA AVALON HYBRID

Report Date:
October 17, 2013
Campaign Number:
13V505000
Component:
VISIBILITY:WINDSHIELD WIPER/WASHER:SWITCH/WIRING

Summary:
Toyota Motor Engineering & manufacturing North America, Inc. (Toyota) is recalling certain model year 2013-2014 Camry and Camry HV, model year 2013 Avalon and Avalon HV and model year 2014 Corolla vehicles. In the affected vehicles, the windshield wiper switch assembly may short circuit. As such, these vehicles fail to conform to the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard, No. 104, "Windshield Wiping and Washing Systems."

Consequence Summary:
A short circuit could cause inoperative windshield wipers, reducing driver visibility and increasing the risk of a crash.

Corrective Summary:
Toyota will notify owners, and dealers will replace the wiper switch assembly, free of charge. The recall began on November 8, 2013. Owners may contact Toyota at 1-800-331-4331.