Toyota has issued a recall for more than 100,000 units of the Avalon sedans, because of a problem with the airbag control module, which has been recently discovered.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, a total of 119,000 units of the Toyota Avalon sedans will be affected by this recall and their owners will have to take a trip back to the dealers, because of a problem with the airbag control module. Toyota says that in the affected vehicles the airbag 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. In some instances, front airbag(s) and/or seat belt pre-tensioners could inadvertently deploy”, said Toyota in its official press release.
The remedy will be fixed by dealers by adding an electrical noise filter to the airbag module and this will be made free of charge. The affected Toyota Avalon sedans are from the 2003 and 2004 model year and owners of these models will be soon notified by first class mail by the carmaker. The recall should begin in April. For more info on the subject, you can contact Toyota at 1-800-331-4331 or the NHTSA at 1-888-327-4236.