1983 TOYOTA CAMRY

Report Date:
February 28, 1990
Campaign Number:
90V040000
Component:
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

Summary:
CRUISE CONTROL COMPUTER MALFUNCTION COULD OCCUR UPON SHUTTING OFF THE CONTROL AFTER CONTINUOUS USE FOLLOWED BY COLD AMBIENT TEMPERATURES.

Consequence Summary:
THERMAL SHOCK TO THE CRUISE CONTROL COMPUTER COULD RESULT IN ENGINE RACING IF THE ENGINE IS RESTARTED WITH THE MAIN CONTROL SWITCH IN THE 'ON' POSITION. THIS COULD CAUSE LOSS OF CONTROL AND AN ACCIDENT IF THIS IS PERFORMED IN NORMAL TRAFFIC CONDITIONS.

Corrective Summary:
REPLACE COMPUTER WITH ONE OF IMPROVED DESIGN.