Recall roundup: Toyota Avalon for fire risk image

Toyota has issued a recall recently for several Avalon models because of a possible fire risk.

The Toyota Avalon is the subject of a recent recall which has been announced by the car manufacturer. According to the company, approximately 52,000 units of the model will be affected by this recall and their owners will have to take a trip back to the dealers in order to get the problem with a short circuit, coming from the audio system subwoofer wires in the trunk, which can be moved from their normal position and this can even lead to a fire.

“In the involved vehicles, cargo could contact one of the audio system subwoofer wires located inside the trunk, and move the wire out of its normal position. If one of these wires contacts the metal frame of the subwoofer, it may result in an intermittent short circuit. If this occurs, the subwoofer could overheat, increasing the risk of a fire”, says the company in its official press release.

The Toyota Avalon vehicles affected by this recall are from the 2011 to 2012 model year and the carmaker says that no reports of accidents, injuries or fatalities have been related to this condition. Owners of these models will be notified by first class mail and the Toyota dealers will be providing a repair for the audio system, free of charge. The dealers will be disconnecting the rear subwoofer, until the remedy is available, as a precaution. For extra details on the topic, owners can contact Toyota Customer Service at 1 800 331 4331.