Southeast Toyota Distributors, LLC (SET) is recalling certain 2005-2011 4Runner, Highlander, Sequoia, and Sienna, 2005-2010 Avalon and Tundra, 2006-2008 Camry Solara, 2006-2010 Highlander hybrid, 2006-2011 Rav4 and Tacoma, 2007-2010 FJ Cruiser, 2007-2011 Camry hybrid, 2009-2010 Venza, 2010-2012 Prius, 1988-1990 and 2005-2010 Camry, and 1989 and 2009-2010 Corolla vehicles equipped with aftermarket accessory seat heaters with a copper strand heating element. The electrical wiring in the seat heaters may be damaged when the seat cushion is compressed.
If damaged, the copper strand heating element may short circuit, increasing the risk of a fire.
SET will notify owners, and dealers will disconnect the seat heaters, free of charge, and refund the purchase price of the seat heater accessory. The recall began on July 14, 2016. Owners may contact SET customer service at 1-866-405-4226. SET number for this recall is SET16B.
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
Mfg's Report Date
February 3, 2010
Potential Number of Units Affected
GULF STATES TOYOTA IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2005-2010 VEHICLES FOR FAILING TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 110, "TIRE SELECTION AND RIMS." THESE VEHICLES WERE SOLD BETWEEN SEPTEMBER 1, 2005 AND JUNE 2, 2008 WITHOUT THE REQUISITE LOAD CARRYING CAPACITY MODIFICATION LABELS.
THIS DOES NOT MEET THE STANDARD REQUIREMENTS.
DEALERS WILL MAIL TO CONSUMERS THE CORRECTED LABEL OR THE CUSTOMER WILL HAVE THE OPTION FOR DEALERS TO INSTALL THE LABEL FREE OF CHARGE. DEALERS WILL ALSO CORRECT THE OWNER'S MANUAL. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON MAY 27, 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT GULF STATES TOYOTA AT 713-580-3300.
OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .
Side Rear Passenger
Crash Test Note
Results based on a 35 MPH frontal crash and 38.5 MPH side crash. Results are reported in a range of one to five stars, with five stars indicating the best crash protection for vehicles within the same weight class. This test used driver and passenger belts and airbags.
NHTSA Rollover Rating
The Rollover Resistance Rating is an estimate of your risk of rolling over if you have a single vehicle crash. It does not predict the likelihood of that crash. The Rollover Resistance Rating utilizes a "fishhook" maneuver which is a series of abrupt turns at varying speeds to see how "top-heavy" a vehicle is. The more "top-heavy" the vehicle, the more likely it is to roll over. The lowest rated vehicles (1-star) are at least four times more likely to roll over than the highest rated vehicles (5-stars).
2.4L DOHC SFI 16-valve VVT-i 4-cyl engine
4-speed ECT automatic transmission
Traction control (TRAC)
Vehicle stability control (VSC)
Front wheel drive
Independent MacPherson strut front suspension w/L-shaped lower arm
Dual-link MacPherson struts rear suspension
Front/rear stabilizer bars
P225/70R16 all-season tires
16" 5-spoke styled steel wheels
Pwr rack & pinion steering
Pwr ventilated front/solid rear disc brakes
Anti-lock brake system (ABS) w/brake assist
Electronic brake-force distribution (EBD)
19.1 gallon fuel tank
Color-keyed front/rear bumpers
Color-keyed body-side moldings
Multi-reflector halogen headlamps w/auto-off
Color-keyed pwr mirrors
UV reduction windshield
Washer-linked variable intermittent front wipers
Intermittent rear window wiper
Color-keyed door handles
Fabric-trimmed multi-adjustable front captains chairs
6-way manual driver seat
Fabric-trimmed 60/40 split/fold flat 2nd row seat-inc: (8) step recline, slide forward feature, center armrest w/(2) adjustable cup holders
Height-adjustable headrests at all outboard seating positions
Center console-inc: (2) adjustable cup holders, storage compartment, floor-level storage tray
Silver interior trim
Tilt steering wheel
Analog instrument cluster-inc: tachometer, LCD odometer w/twin tripmeters, water temp/fuel gauges
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