Toyota has announced plans to voluntarily recall 803,000 vehicles from model years 2012 and 2013, over concerns with the air conditioning condenser housing. The recall covers the Camry, Camry Hybrid, Avalon, Avalon Hybrid and Venza, although the exact split between affected models wasn't available.
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|# of Recalls||Component Affected|
|2013 Toyota Venza||6||Electrical System, Air Bags, Equipment, Seats||More Details|
|2012 Toyota Venza||6||Electrical System, Air Bags, Equipment, Seats||More Details|
|2011 Toyota Venza||6||Seats, Equipment, Air Bags, Exterior Lighting, Power Train||More Details|
|2010 Toyota Venza||9||Seats, Equipment, Air Bags, Exterior Lighting, Vehicle Speed Control||More Details|
|2009 Toyota Venza||8||Seats, Air Bags, Exterior Lighting, Equipment, Vehicle Speed Control||More Details|
Toyota is recalling sixteen models from the 2009 to 2013 model years over a potential issue with passenger seat airbag calibration. In spite of the large number of different Toyotas covered by the recall, just 3,235 units are included. These were vehicles installed with accessories like leather seat covers and headrest DVD systems by Southeast Toyota Distributors, and during the modifications the passenger seat occupant sensor system might not have been calibration tested. If the sensors aren't
While Toyota recalls are no longer the earth-shattering news they were back in 2009, they're still news. And today's announcement certainly qualifies for the modifier "big," with nearly half a million Tacoma pickups being recalled under one campaign, and 116,000 Venza crossovers and 70,500 Camrys under another.
Toyota is recalling 106,000 Prius models built between 2001 and 2003. A total of 52,000 of those units were sold in the States.
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The past few days have seen a new rash of stories about Toyotas run amok. First, a 2009 Venza struck a house in Hamilton, Ontario. According to The Hamilton Spectator, the driver said he lost control of the vehicle after experiencing uncontrolled acceleration. While 2009-2010 Venzas were recalled for the infamous floor-mat issue, police have yet to determine whether the Hamilton incident was a result of faulty hardware or driver error. No one was injured.