TOYOTA CAMRY 1988: SEATS:FRONT ASSEMBLY:SEAT HEATER/COOLER

Make : TOYOTA Model : CAMRY Year : 1988
Build Dates : 1987-12-05 - 2012-01-27
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 16V396000
Date Owner's Notified: 2016-07-14 Date Received by ODI: 2016-06-02 Date Added to Database: 2016-06-02
Manufacturers Involved: Toyota Motor Corporation
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number: SET16B
Component: SEATS:FRONT ASSEMBLY:SEAT HEATER/COOLER
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 7749
Summary:
      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.
Consequence:
      If damaged, the copper strand heating element may short circuit, increasing the risk of a fire.
Remedy:
      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.
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
Notes:
      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.