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Heated Seat Wiring Causes Southeast Toyota Recall

December 28, 2014

Photo of Prius courtesy of Toyota.
Photo of Prius courtesy of Toyota.

Southeast Toyota Distributors (SET) is recalling 3,233 Toyota vehicles because the wiring for their heated seats might short.

Compression of the seat cushions can eventually damage the seat heater wiring, which raises the prospect of electrical shorting.

To resolve the problem, dealers will disconnect heaters with copper strand heating elements and refund the purchase price of the accessory, according to NHTSA.

The recall affects the following vehicles:

  • 2010-2011 Prius
  • 2010-2011Corolla
  • 2009-2011 Venza
  • 2006-2010 Avalon
  • 2007-2010 FJ Cruiser
  • 2005-2011 Sienna
  • 2005-2011 Sequoia
  • 2006-2011 Tacoma 4x2 and 4x4
  • 2006-2011 Camry
  • 2006-2011 Highlander
  • 2006-2011 Tundra 4x2 and 4x4
  • 2007-2011 Rav4
  • 2007-2011 4Runner

The recall was set to get under way last week. Owners can reach SET customer service at (866) 405-4226.

SET, based in Deerfield Beach, Fla., is the world's largest independent distributor of Toyotas and Scions. Company facilities distribute vehicles and auto parts to 176 independent Toyota dealers in Florida, Georgia, Alabama, North Carolina and South Carolina.

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  1. 1. Michele [ July 16, 2016 @ 12:26PM ]

    This is the most rediculous thing I have ever heard. Why would they want to be reimbursed 200.00 for a seat that no longer heats? What's the point? Why not fix it. i bought and paid 3500.00 for the seat to heat and now they don't? You should see what they do to your dash board. The put a plug where the switches go. I will never buy another Toyota piece of crap again!!! Thanks Toyota! I will tell everyone how you treat your customers!


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