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Recall List for the 1999 Toyota Avalon

Official recall notices have been issued for the 1999 Toyota Avalon by the NHTSA. The complete details of all recalls are listed below, along with what they cover and the recommended solutions. It's important to note that most recalls won't cost you anything to get fixed, so if your car is affected you should call an authorized Toyota service shop immediately!

  1. 1999 Toyota Avalon ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:ANTI-THEFT CONTROLLER NHTSA Campaign #98E035000

    • Date Announced: OCTOBER 19, 1998
    • Vehicles Affected: 1,960

    Summary: Equipment description: Aftermarket theft deterrent systems used on 1998-1998 Toyota rav4, Avalon, and sienna model vehicles distributed by southeast Toyota distributors, Inc. In the states of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North and South Carolina. The alarm wiring harness plugs into the vehicle's ignition switch and the vehicle's ignition switch wiring harness plugs into the alarm harness to complete the circuit. A percentage of the female terminals used in the alarm connector were found to be defective, causing an "open circuit" condition when mated to the male ignition switch terminals.

    Consequence: This condition can cause intermittent performance of the vehicle's electrical components such as the dash warning lights and/or HVAC fan speed controls. Also, the vehicle may not run smoothly and could stall.

    Actions: Dealers will inspect the date code label on the security system harness and any displaying the manufacturing/final date code will be replaced with newly produced harnesses. The date codes are: Rav4 - 6/24/98, 6/25/98, 6/26/98; sienna - 6/25/98, 6/26/98; and Avalon - 6/30/98, 7/1/98, 8/31/98, 9/1/98, 9/2/98, and 9/3/98. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #98E035000 »

  2. 1999 Toyota Avalon ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:ANTI-THEFT CONTROLLER NHTSA Campaign #98V278000

    • Date Announced: OCTOBER 19, 1998
    • Vehicles Affected: 1,960

    Summary: Vehicle description: Sport utility vehicles, mini vans and passenger vehicles equipped with a theft deterrent systems (tds) supplied by audiovox corporation and distributed by southeast Toyota distributors, Inc. In the states of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North and South Carolina. The alarm wiring harness plugs into the vehicle's ignition switch and the vehicle's ignition switch wiring harness plugs into the alarm harness to complete the circuit. A percentage of the female terminals used in the alarm connector were found to be defective, causing an 'open circuit' condition when mated to the male ignition switch terminals.

    Consequence: This condition can cause intermittent performance of the vehicle's electrical components such as the dash warning lights and/or HVAC fan speed controls. Also, the vehicle may not run smoothly and could stall.

    Actions: Dealers will inspect the date code label on the security system harness and any displaying the manufacturing/final date code will be replaced with newly produced harnesses. The date codes are: Rav4 - 6/24/98, 6/25/98, 6/26/98; sienna - 6/25/98, 6/26/98; and Avalon - 6/30/98, 7/1/98, 8/31/98, 9/1/98, 9/2/98, and 9/3/98. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #98V278000 »

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