Recall Alert: 2003-2004 Toyota Avalon


Vehicles Affected: About 119,000 model-year 2003-2004 Toyota Avalon sedans.

The Problem: Certain circuits within the airbag control module may be susceptible to damage if exposed to electrical noise from other electrical components. In some instances, front airbags or seat belt pretensioners could inadvertently deploy. This is an expansion of an earlier recall.

The Fix: Toyota will notify owners by mail and dealers will add an electrical noise filter to the airbag control module for free. The automaker did not specify a timeframe.

What Owners Should Do: Owners can call Toyota at 800-331-4331 or go to for more info.

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I had one of these. One of the last great Toyotas. The model after this was garbage.


By law how long can any carmaker delay before
Specifying a timeframe for a required recall?

Liza O

I received this letter back in June. On 8/22/14 I was driving down my street going 10mph, and my front 2 airbags were deployed without any impact or accident. The back airbags popped but no deployment. I took it to Toyota ASAP and brought the letter with me. They comped me a rental car for the first 3 days. Then I was told by a case manager from Toyota claims dept that this May not be covered under the recall and It would take up to 30 days for them to investigate. In the mean time I am left without a car, a sore wrist, my car insurance will not provide a rental since there is no claim filed under their end and this is a manufacture issue, no law firm can even provide advice as to what to do because I didn't sustain "major"
Injuries. I'm really REALLY disappointed in Toyota and how they are handling all of this. I will definitely NEVER get or recommend another Toyota again

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