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2012 TOYOTA AVALON RECALL (AIR BAGS)

Make: Toyota
Model Year: 2012
Model: AVALON
NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V569000
Component: AIR BAGS
Potential Number of Vehicles Affected: 19,354
Owner Notified Date: N/A
Report Received Date: 08/29/2018
Record Creation Date: 08/31/2018

2012 Toyota AVALON DEFECT SUMMARY

Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing (Toyota) is recalling certain 2012 Toyota Avalon vehicles. During a vehicle repair, the seat belt inner buckles may have been replaced with parts that may incorrectly tell the air bag management system that the seat belt is always buckled.

2012 Toyota AVALON DEFECT CONSEQUENCE SUMMARY

If the seat belt is falsely interpreted as being buckled, in the event of a crash, the air bags may not deploy appropriately, increasing the risk of injury.

2012 Toyota AVALON RECALL CORRECTIVE SUMMARY

Toyota will notify owners, and dealers will test the seat belt assembly to verify that it is properly detecting being unbuckled, replacing the inner seat belt assembly as necessary, free of charge. Owners may contact Toyota customer service at 1-888-270-9371. Toyota's number for this recall is J0S.
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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