Toyota to recall 52,000 Avalon sedans for audio system wire problem

(January 30, 2015) Toyota said it plans to recall about 52,000 Avalon sedans from the 2011-12 model years for wiring that could cause a fire.

Cargo could contact a wire from the audio system’s subwoofer inside the trunk. The cargo could push a wire out of its normal position, and if the wire touches the subwoofer’s metal frame, a short circuit could occur, potentially overheating the subwoofer and increasing the risk of a fire.

Toyota said in a statement Wednesday that it is not aware of any crashes, injuries or fatalities due to the condition. Toyota will notify customers of the recall by mail, and dealerships will repair the audio system. Dealerships will disconnect the rear subwoofer until the repair is available, Toyota said.

Source: Automotive News