Toyota will be asking the owners of certain 2011-2012 Toyota Avalon‘s to return their cars to a dealership for repairs. According to reports filed with the NHTSA, the wires going to the sub woofer located in the trunk may move out of postion creating a short against the metal frame. An integrated circuit (IC) within the amplifier could overheat, potentially creating a fire.
Toyota will be mailing owners an interim notice that will instruct them to visit a dealers to have the sub-woofer disconnected until a remidy can be provided. Owners wanting more information about the problem are asked to contact Toyota customer service at 1-888-270-9371. The NHTSA campaign number is 15V-047.