SUMMARY:Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing (Toyota) is recalling certain model year 2011-2012 Toyota Avalon vehicles manufactured February 9, 2010, to October 22, 2012. In the affected vehicles, the sub-woofer speaker located in the trunk may experience an intermittent electrical short which may cause damage to the integrated circuit (IC) in the audio amplifier. In some cases, the damaged IC may allow a constant electrical current flow to the sub-woofer.
CONSEQUENCE:A constant electrical current flow may cause the sub-woofer to overheat, increasing the risk of fire.
REMEDY:Toyota will notify owners, and dealers will provide a remedy for the audio system, free of charge. Until the remedy is available, Toyota will mail an interim notice and dealers will disconnect the sub-woofer. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Toyota customer service at 1-888-270-9371.
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