The Car and Truck Fleet and Leasing Management Magazine

Southeast Toyota Recalling 3,235 Vehicles

January 30, 2013

Southeast Toyota Distributors LLC is recalling 3,235 Toyota vehicles so that dealers can test the sensitivity of the occupant detection sensors in the front passenger seat. If necessary, the sensing system will be recalibrated to ensure that front passenger airbags will deploy properly during a crash.

The recall covers the following vehicles:

  • 2009-2012 MY Tacoma, 4Runner, Camry, Camry Hybrid, Prius and RAV4
  • 2009-2010 MY Avalon, FJ Cruiser and Highlander Hybrid
  • 2010-2013 MY Corolla, Sienna and Tundra
  • 2009-2013 MY Highlander and Venza
  • 2012 MY Prius V
  • 2010-2012 MY Sequoia.

When Southeast Toyota added vehicle accessories such as leather seat covers, seat heaters or headrest DVD systems, the vehicles may not have had the passenger seat occupant sensing system calibration tested. Without passing the calibration test, the occupant sensing system may not operate as designed, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. As a result, the front passenger airbags may not deploy, or they may deploy inappropriately for the passenger's size and position.

Vehicle owners can reach Southeast Toyota at 1-800-301-6859.

Twitter Facebook Google+


Please note that comments may be moderated. 
Leave this field empty:

Fleet Incentives

Determine the actual cost of owning and running a vehicle in your fleet. Compare vehicles by class and model.


Fleet Tracking And Telematics

Todd Ewing from Verizon Connect will answer your questions and challenges

View All


Fleet Management And Leasing

Jack Firriolo from Merchants will answer your questions and challenges

View All


Fuel Management

Bernie Kanavagh from WEX will answer your questions and challenges

View All


Sponsored by

Owned by the Taylor family of St. Louis, Enterprise Fleet Management supplies most makes and models of cars, light- and medium-duty trucks, and service vehicles across North America.

Read more

Up Next

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher