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2013-2015 Toyota Avalon Pre Collision System Recall F0V

Discussion in 'Recalls' started by OishiiJPN, Dec 2, 2015.

  1. OishiiJPN

    OishiiJPN Administrator

    In certain driving situations, the optional Pre-Collision System (PCS), on the involved vehicles could interpret a steel road joint or steel plate in the road surface as an obstacle or vehicle in the path of travel and activate. When the system activates, the vehicle’s brakes are applied automatically, the system activates Brake Assist mode, and the front seat belts may tighten. The driver will hear a warning buzzer, the PCS indicator lamp will illuminate, and a message will appear on the multi-information display.

    Any authorized Toyota dealer will replace certain PCS components with improved ones at NO CHARGE.

    Covered Vehicles:
    There are approximately 24,700 2013 – 2015 model year Avalon and Avalon Hybrid vehicles covered by this Safety Recall.

    Owner Letter Mailing Date:
    Owners of the vehicles covered by this Safety Recall will receive a remedy owner notification letter via first class mail starting in July, 2016.
  2. Raymond Alcala

    Raymond Alcala New Member

    Hello I have a Avalon 2013 with recall F1V for pre-collision system problem. I took the car in and they said there was nothing to do for now. I'd like to know if I'm not to drive.
    The first time I took it in they said they turned off. Since then the cars seatbelt and brakes abruptly stopped. So what to do. Thanks
  3. OishiiJPN

    OishiiJPN Administrator

    Raymond, thanks for taking the time to ask your question and can understand your concern. Right now the F1V Recall is in the "Interim" phase which means that Toyota is working on a permanent fix. Once a repair becomes available the recall nomenclature will change to F0V. If you visited your local Toyota Dealer then they should have disabled the system for you. If you are still having concerns or have questions you can visit your Dealer or contact Toyota directly via their contact page here.
  4. Do you have any idea when the filx for the PCS system in mly 2014 Avalon will be available?
  5. Lewis

    Lewis Moderator Staff Member

    The Dealer Techs are going through training now and parts will be allotted by VIN (meaning that you car has to be there with a written repair order and parts ordered). The repair may take around 2.5 hours or more depending on your Dealers schedule. I would not suggest that you wait on it. Drop it off and let them perform the recall. Ask them to wash it, clean the windows and vacuum it, then pick it up at the end of the day.
  6. OishiiJPN

    OishiiJPN Administrator

    Lewis is correct and it should be within a few weeks now.
  7. Miekina

    Miekina New Member

    Considering that the system was faulty, will we be reimbursed for the additional cost of purchase in any way? We paid for something that has not worked and in fact, could have been hazardous. Will the fix be the latest upgrade being used in new cars?
  8. Lewis

    Lewis Moderator Staff Member

    Like every other recall with vehicles, I would say no.

    Yes, from what I understand. That's why the new harness is installed.
  9. New Me

    New Me Guest

    Did this faulty sensor stop the car from being driven and unable to start up?
    Lewis likes this.
  10. Lewis

    Lewis Moderator Staff Member

    Not that I am aware of.

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