Recall Alert: 800,000 Toyota Vehicles


Vehicles Affected: Approximately 803,000 model-year 2012-2013 Toyota Camry, Camry Hybrid, Avalon, Avalon Hybrid and Venza vehicles in the U.S.

The Problem: The affected vehicles have a problem with the air conditioner condenser unit housing. According to the automaker, water from the condenser unit housing could leak onto the airbag control module. This could cause a short circuit and if this happens, the airbag warning light will illuminate and the airbags will either become disabled or deploy inadvertently. Toyota also warns that, in "limited instances," the power steering assist function could also become inoperable, leading to increased steering effort.

The Fix: Dealers will apply sealant and install a cover to the air conditioning condenser unit housing for free.

What Owners Should Do: Toyota has not provided an owner notification schedule but will contact affected owners by mail. Owners can call Toyota at 800-331-4331 or visit for more information.

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Jack B. Nimble

For Toyota, another day, another recall. Oh dear!

Derrick G

I think they mean evaporator. The condenser is ahead of the radiator and wouldn't be leaking water.

And I have to say, you'd think they wouldn't mount sensitive electronic parts up under something that normally accumulates water.

Shoot, my Avalon is one of the recalls, - Back to the dealer for more parts


I told you, get AC unit from Carrier, not Toyota!!!

Ed Safka

Oh what a feeling! The old ad when Toyotas were dependable.

Thomas Cantville

Great, here we go again!! Toyota should reimburse me for the 1-2 hours taken from my schedule so they can fix the designers, dare I say, goof up!!

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