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The issue affects the electronic control units responsible for deploying airbags and for restraining seatbelts in the event of a crash. According to Toyota, these units may not provide enough protection against “electrical noise that can occur in certain crashes.”
Several automakers and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) have been looking into the issue since April of last year.
Vehicle Versions Affected by Recall
The recall covers the following versions:
2013-2018 Avalon Hybrid
If Your Vehicle is Affected
Anyone with a vehicle affected by this recall will be notified by mail by mid-March. To fix the issue, most dealers will install a noise filter at no cost.
To check whether your vehicle is at risk, visit Toyota’s website or the NHTSA website and enter your Vehicle Identification Number and license plate number into the search.
Contact an Experienced Vehicle Defect Attorney
Drivers have enough to worry about while traversing the roadways on a daily basis. When a person gets behind the wheel of a car, there is a reasonable expectation that the car is going to perform in a matter that would not put the operator’s life in jeopardy. Unfortunately there are hundreds of vehicle recalls each year due to manufacturer defects, from the tires to the ignition switches, that can cause catastrophic injuries and in some cases death. If you or a loved one have been injured due to a defective part in a vehicle, contact Thomas J. Henry.
Our experienced defective vehicle lawyers have handled a multitude of injury claims caused by recalled vehicles. We continue to handle cases involving faulty and dangerous GM ignition switches and Takata airbags. Our firm has offices in Corpus Christi, San Antonio, and Austin, serving clients across Texas and nationwide. Call us today for a free legal consultation — our attorneys are available 24/7, nights and weekends.