Toyota Recalling 800,000 Vehicles Over Air Conditioning Issue
The recall affects Camry, Camry Hybrid, Avalon, Avalon Hybrid and Venza models, in which “water from the air conditioning condenser unit housing could leak onto the airbag control module and cause a short circuit, resulting in illumination of the airbag warning light.” In some cases, air bags and power steering assist functions could be disabled, Toyota adds.
Owners of the involved vehicles will be notified by first class mail to take their cars to Toyota dealers for free repairs. Dealers will apply a sealant and instal covers to the air conditioning condenser unit housing seam located above the airbag control module.
Costumers can contact the Toyota Customer Experience Center at 1-800-331-4331.