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Toyota Canada announces voluntary safety campaign involving certain vehicles Camry, Venza and Tacoma

Toyota Canada Inc. (TCI) announced that it will undertake two voluntary safety campaigns involving certain Toyota vehicles sold in Canada.

Toyota will conduct a voluntary safety campaign involving some 2009 Camry vehicles and some 2009 Venza vehicles in 2011 to replace the lamp switch to stop. This campaign button 2740 Camry vehicles of 2009 model year vehicles and 27,737 Venza model years 2009 2011.

During the installation of the stop lamp switch type of plant contact, it is possible that the silicone grease has penetrated to the interior of the stop lamp switch, causing an increase in electrical resistance . If this occurs, warning witnesses dashboard can turn the boot of the vehicle may be impossible or the shift lever can not get out of "P" (Park) position. In some cases, the vehicle stop lamps may not work.

Toyota is trying to get the piece of necessary parts. When these parts have been produced, Toyota will mail first class notice requiring the owners concerned to make an appointment at a dealership allows Toyota to replace the lamp switch free of judgment.

In addition, Toyota will conduct a voluntary safety campaign involving certain vehicles Tacoma 2005 2009 (first generation) to replace the spiral cable assembly. This campaign is about 17,178 vehicles Tacoma.

Due to the combination of the spiral cable design and unique characteristics of the chassis of Tacoma on vehicles concerned, it is possible that on some vehicles friction occurs between the spiral cable and fixation inside the assembly spiral cable located in the steering wheel. Over time, the friction can cause a loss of connectivity with the air bag module driver. If there is loss of connectivity, the warning witness airbag stays on after starting the vehicle and the driver's airbag can be disabled, which would prevent to deploy in a collision.

Toyota is trying to get the piece of necessary parts. When these parts are available, Toyota will notify known owners. In the meantime, owners of affected vehicles will be notified by first class mail in early April 2012. Letter of interim notice will inform the owners of the safety campaign, will specify that they will receive a second notice when spare parts will be available and tell them what they should do if they experience this problem.

The announcement released today only concerns vehicles in Canada. No other Toyota or Lexus vehicle is key. Toyota is not aware of any accident or any injury having been caused by these two problems.

Customers who have questions are asked to contact their Toyota dealership locality, visit the website or contact www.toyota.ca Toyota Canada at 1 888-TOYOTA-8 (1 888 868-6828).

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