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Recalls For 2016 TOYOTA AVALON

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Recall #1 Issued: 2016 04 14 - Camp #20160414

This 2016 TOYOTA AVALON recall affects the AIR BAGS: PASSENGER OCCUPANT CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM Manufactured by Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing from 2015-11-30 through 2016-03-04

Description Of Defect

Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing (Toyota) is recalling certain model year 2016 Avalon and Camry vehicles manufactured November 30, 2015 to March 4, 2016. The occupant classification system (OCS) that activates or deactivates the front passenger seat air bag system may have been improperly calibrated. As a result, the front passenger air bag and the front passenger knee air bag may not deploy as intended in certain crash scenarios. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 208, "Occupant Crash Protection."

Conseqence Of Defect

Air bags that do not deploy as intended during a crash increase the risk of injury.

Corrective Action

Toyota will notify owners, and dealers will recalibrate the OCS, free of charge. The recall began by May 13, 2016. Owners may contact Toyota customer service at 1-888-270-9371. Toyota's number for this recall is G0J.

Additional Notes

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.


Recall #2 Issued: 2016 12 16 - Camp #20161216

This 2016 TOYOTA AVALON recall affects the AIR BAGS:KNEE BOLSTER Manufactured by Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing from 2016-08-03 through 2016-09-12

Description Of Defect

Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing (Toyota) is recalling certain model year 2016 Avalon, and 2017 Camry vehicles manufactured August 3, 2016, to September 12, 2016. The front passenger knee air bag module may have been attached to the lower instrument panel with incorrect fasteners.

Conseqence Of Defect

If the air bag was installed with incorrect fasteners, the fasteners may become loose over time, affecting the air bag deployment and increasing the risk of injury.

Corrective Action

Toyota will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the fasteners, and if necessary, replace the instrument panel brace and body bracket and reattach the air bag assembly, free of charge. The recall began on February 8, 2017. Owners may contact Toyota customer service at 1-800-331-4331. Toyota's number for this recall is G05.

Additional Notes

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.



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