Toyota Avalon Recalled for Fire Risk

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Toyota Avalon Recalled for Fire Risk

The Toyota Avalon is being recalled for a possible fire hazard.

The Japanese automaker has announced that it will conduct a safety recall affecting about 52,000 units of the Avalon sedan from the 2011 and 2012 model years. In the affected vehicles, cargo can potentially come in contact with subwoofer wires in the trunk and can move one of the wires out of its normal position. As a result, that wire could come in contact with the metal frame of the subwoofer, causing an intermittent short circuit.

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According to Toyota, the short circuit could cause the subwoofer to overheat, increasing the risk of a possible fire. The company is not aware of any injuries, crashes or fatalities related to the issue and will provide a repair for the audio system to all affected owners. As a precaution, Toyota is advising owners to disconnect the rear subwoofer until a remedy is available.

GALLERY: 2011-2012 Toyota Avalon

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  • Rickers

    Funny, all the Toyota reliability fanboys are totally silent right now…