2012 Toyota Avalon Recalled Over Faulty Seat Belt Switch

2012 Toyota Avalon

NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V569000

Manufacturer: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing

Components: AIR BAGS, SEAT BELTS

Potential Number of Units Affected: 19,354

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.

Remedy

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. The recall is expected to begin September 17, 2018. Owners may contact Toyota customer service at 1-888-270-9371. Toyota’s number for this recall is J0S.

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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