Toyota Recalls 51,495 Avalon Vehicles, Feb. 11, 2015

Washington, DC—(ENEWSPF)—February 11, 2015.

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, causing damage to the integrated circuit (IC), creating a short circuit between the power supply and the sub-woofer.

CONSEQUENCE: If the wiring to the sub-woofer short circuits, it may overheat, increasing the risk of a 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.

NOTES: Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to