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
- 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.