On certain vehicles, the wiring for the airbag sensor in the driver's door could be damaged over time. If this happens, the side airbag and curtain airbag on the driver's side may not work properly in a crash.
Note: This problem may cause the SRS warning lamp to turn on in the instrument cluster.
Airbags that do not work properly could create an increased risk of injury in a crash.
Toyota will notify owners by mail and instruct you to take your vehicle to a dealer to inspect the driver's door wire harness. It will be replaced, if necessary.
On certain vehicles, the electrical power cords of some dealer installed block heaters may have been improperly manufactured, causing the wires to contact each other, resulting in a short circuit. A short circuit could lead to a fire which would increase the risk of injury and/or damage to property. Correction: For vehicles where the subject block heater was approved for installation, the dealer will replace the block heater assembly with a new one of an improved design. For vehicles where the subject block heater was not approved for installation, dealers will remove the block heater assembly. In the interim, until the remedy can be performed, dealers will cut the plug end from the block heater cord to disable the block heater's operation.
On certain vehicles, if the air conditioning condenser drain hose were to become clogged, water could accumulate and leak onto the airbag control module. This could cause the airbag warning light to illuminate, and potentially result in an unintended deployment of the airbags. This could startle the driver and/or cause minor injuries to vehicle occupants. Water damage could also cause a loss of power steering assist, causing the vehicle to revert to a manual steering mode which would require greater driver effort, especially at low vehicle speeds, and increase the risk of a crash causing injury and/or damage to property. Correction: Dealers will install a protective shield and sealant.
On certain vehicles, silicone grease may have come into contact with the stop lamp switch during vehicle assembly. If grease infiltrates the switch, instrument panel warning lamps could illuminate, a no start condition could result, or the shift lever may not shift from the PARK position. In some instances, the vehicle stop lamps could become inoperative. Failure of the stop lamps to illuminate when the brakes are applied may result in the following road users being unaware of the driver's intentions, increasing the risk of a crash causing property damage and/or personal injury. Correction: Dealers will replace the stop lamp switch.
On certain AWD vehicles, the right front driveshaft may not have received adequate heat treatment during the manufacturing process. As a result, the driveshaft could break. Failure of the right front driveshaft would result in a complete loss of vehicle propulsion which, in conjunction with traffic and road conditions, and the driver's reactions, could increase the risk of a crash causing property damage and/or personal injury. Correction: Dealers will inspect and, if necessary, replace the right front driveshaft.
On certain vehicles, if the specifically designed all weather floor mat for that vehicle is not secured by the retaining clip or placed on top of an existing floor mat, the mat could move forward and may interfere with the accelerator pedal. This situation could result in a crash causing property damage, personal injury or death. Correction: Dealers will modify the accelerator pedal to address the risk of floor mat entrapment. Brake override feature will be added.