Toyota has recalled 119,000 2003-2004 model Avalon sedans because the airbags in the front could unexpectedly inflate without warning. The suddenness of the inflation could startle drivers and cause them to have an accident. Furthermore, in the event of an accident, the vehicle no longer has airbags to protect the driver and front passenger.
Toyota states that the control module may be damaged if it is exposed to different electrical components which heighten the risk for the airbags to deploy without cause or warning. The seat belt pre-tensioners may also not work properly, causing potential for injuries because it may not hold the occupants away from the force of the airbag.
Toyota dealers will add electrical noise filters to the control modules. Owners with a recalled Avalon can contact Toyota with questions and concerns.
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