November 05, 2013

Source: National Highway Transportation Safety Administration's (NHTSA) Office of Defect Investigation (ODI)

Toyota has issued a recall of approximately 802,769 Avalon, Avalon HV, Venza, Camry and Camry HV vehicles due to an auto defect that can cause the air bag control module to short circuit.  This malfunction in certain 2012-2013 models can disable the air bag or cause it to inadvertently deploy. An inadvertent airbag deployment or inoperative airbag can significantly increase the risk of enhanced injuries to vehicle occupants. 

This recall has not been set but once determined, dealers will inspect the vehicle and perform the necessary service free of charge. Owners may contact Toyota directly at 1-800-331-4331.  Additional details can also be found by referencing NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 13V442000.

Owners are encouraged to contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153) or go to with any questions or concerns surrounding these or any other recalls or safety campaigns.