Recall Alert: 8,000 Toyota Hybrids, Minivans, Pickup Trucks, Sedans, SUVs, Wagons

2011 Toyota 4Runner


Vehicles Affected: Approximately 8,000 model-year 2005-11 Toyota 4Runner, Highlander and Sequoia SUVs and Sienna minivans; 2005-10 Avalon sedans and Tundra pickup trucks; 2006-08 Camry Solara sedans; 2006-11 RAV4 SUVs and Tacoma pickups; 2007-10 FJ Cruiser SUVs; 2009-10 Venza wagons; 2010-12 Prius hybrids; 1988-90 and 2005-10 Camry sedans; and 1989 and 2009-10 Corolla sedans, all equipped with aftermarket accessory seat heaters with a copper strand heating element installed by Southeast Toyota Distributors dealerships

The Problem: Electrical wiring in the seat heaters may be damaged when the seat cushion is compressed, causing the copper strand heating element to short circuit, increasing the risk of a fire.

The Fix: Southeast Toyota Distributors will disconnect the seat heaters for free, and refund owners the purchase price for the accessories.

What Owners Should Do: The dealer will begin notifying owners on July 14. Owners can call Southeast Toyota Distributors at 866-405-4226, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236, or go to, for more info.

Need to Find a Dealer for Service? Go to Service & Repair to find your local dealer.

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