1988 TOYOTA CAMRY

Report Date:
September 22, 1992
Campaign Number:
92V135000
Component:
LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:DOORS:LATCH

Summary:
THE ELECTRONIC CONTROL UNIT (ECU) FOR THE POWER DOOR LOCK SYSTEM CAN FAIL, CAUSING THE CONTACTS TO "WELD", AND RESULTING IN DOOR LOCK SOLENOID DAMAGE, WITH FAILURE OF THE DOOR TO LOCK OR UNLOCK, EVEN UNDER MANUAL OPERATION.

Consequence Summary:
IF THE DOOR FAILS TO OPEN AFTER ECU FAILURE, VEHICLEOCCUPANTS WOULD HAVE INCREASED DIFFICULTY EXITING THE VEHICLE IN AN EMERGENCY.

Corrective Summary:
INSTALL AN ADDITIONAL SUBCIRCUIT RELAY CONTROL TO PREVENT MALFUNCTION OF ORIGINAL RELAYS IN THE ECU.

1988 TOYOTA CAMRY

Report Date:
October 18, 1989
Campaign Number:
89V175000
Component:
SEAT BELTS:FRONT

Summary:
OCCUPANT RELEASE OF THE LAP BELT IN A CERTAIN MANNER COULD CAUSE THE BELT RETRACTOR TO LOCK AT THE RETRACTED AND STOWED POSITION.

Consequence Summary:
SEAT BELTS MAY BE UNUSABLE OR OCCUPANTS MAY BEDISCOURAGED FROM USING BELTS, INCREASING THEIR POTENTIAL FOR INJURY IN ANACCIDENTAL OR SUDDEN STOP.

Corrective Summary:
REPLACE LAP BELT WITH A REDESIGNED BELT GUIDE.

1988 TOYOTA CAMRY

Report Date:
August 01, 1988
Campaign Number:
88V127000
Component:
EQUIPMENT:MECHANICAL:JACKS

Summary:
DUE TO A DESIGN DEFECT IN THE THREAD PROFILE OF THE CAR JACK, WHEN THE WAGON IS RAISED, THE JACK MAY BE UNABLE TO SUSTAIN THE VEHICLE.

Consequence Summary:
JACK COULD LOWER ITSELF WITH POTENTIAL TO CAUSE PERSONALINJURY.

Corrective Summary:
REPLACE JACK.