Weekly Recalls: 2019 Toyota Camry, 2019 Toyota RAV4/RAV4 Hybrid, Volkswagen


Recall Street Sign

TOYOTA #1


NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V567000

Manufacturer Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing

Components AIR BAGS

Potential Number of Units Affected 680

Summary

Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing (Toyota) is recalling certain 2019 Camry vehicles. The Occupant Classification System (OCS) may have been improperly calibrated, which may prevent the proper deployment of the front passenger air bag and knee air bag, in the event of a crash. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 208, "Occupant Crash Protection."

Remedy

Toyota will notify owners, and dealers will recalibrate the OCS, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin August 15, 2019. Owners may contact Toyota customer service at 1-888-270-9371. Toyota's number for this recall is K0M.

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.



TOYOTA #2

Toyota is recalling certain RAV4 and RAV4 Hybrid vehicles due to a faulty back-up camera system. The recall involves approximately 18,000 2019 model year vehicles in North America. The RAV4 is equipped with a back-up camera system to show the area behind the vehicle when it is shifted into reverse.

Toyota reports there is a possibility a damaged connector in the audio display unit is causing the back-up camera system not to activate. Drivers who do not check their surroundings before putting an affected RAV4 into reverse could be at an increased risk of a crash.

Dealers will check RAV4 vehicles to determine if the backup camera system is inoperative and replace the audio display unit if required at no cost to customers.

Owners of affected vehicles will be notified by mail by early October.

For any additional questions, customers can call the Toyota Customer Experience Center at 800-331-4331.



VOLKSWAGEN

Volkswagen is recalling more than 600,000 vehicles to fix an electrical issue that could potentially cause the vehicles to roll away. Most of those vehicles are Jettas.
According to NHTSA documents dated August 21, 2019, recall involves 679,000 vehicles from various model years from 2011-2019 and includes:

Recalled models in NHTSA Campaign No. 19V615000:

2011-2014 Volkswagen Jetta - 405,891
2015-2018 Volkswagen Jetta- 135,485
2015-2016 Volkswagen Golf - 5,534
2018-2019 Volkswagen Golf - 1,847
2018-2019 Volkswagen GTI - 3,805
2015-2017 Volkswagen GTI -17,473
2012-2016 Volkswagen Beetle - 53,784
2017-2019 Volkswagen Beetle - 11,943
2018-2019 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen - 4,369
2017-2017 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen - 10,149
2012-2016 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible - 19,226
2017-2019 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible- 9,521

The automaker says due to an electrical issue, drivers could potentially remove the key after stopping, without putting the vehicle into park. This increases the risk of a car rolling away. VW blames the problem on a build up of silicate on the shift lever micro switch contacts.

There is a fix for the problem. Dealers will install an additional switch and circuit board and disable a micro switch. The recall is expected to begin October 11, 2019.

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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