Toyota has announced a recall for several of their late-model sedans, for an air conditioning condenser issue. In all, over 803,000 2012-2013 Camry sedans, as well as the Venza crossover, will be recalled.
The issue with the air conditioning condenser is that water from the condenser might leak onto the airbag control module (ACM). This could cause the airbags to inadvertently deploy at any time, even if the vehicle is in motion. Also, it has been reported that the power steering could be affected as well, although Toyota did not specify as to what issues could arise as a result of the defect. The Japanese automaker has stated that the defect has resulted in two minor injuries, although no accidents have been reported.
The latest Toyota recall, which is the second in the past calendar week for the 2013 Toyota Camry and Avalon, will have registered owners taking their respective vehicles back to the dealership. They will perform the necessary inspections and repairs, all at no cost to the owners. For more information, or to schedule a service appointment, one can contact their Toyota dealership. The recall is expected to begin right away.
Source: Chicago Tribune