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2015 Toyota Avalon Hybrid Ratings, Reviews and Analysis
Safety Ratings and Recalls
2015 Toyota Avalon Hybrid (11/3/2015)
Campaign Number: 15V728000
Component Name: FORWARD COLLISION AVOIDANCE: CRASH IMMINENT BRAKING
Manufacturer: Toyota Motor Corporation
Description: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing (Toyota) is recalling certain model year 2013-2015 Avalon and Avalon Hybrid vehicles manufactured October 19, 2012 to October 27, 2015 and 2013-2015 Lexus ES350 and ES300h vehicles manufactured June 18, 2012 to July 6, 2015. The affected vehicles are equipped with a Pre-Collision System (PCS) as optional equipment. In these vehicles, the PCS may unexpectedly activate and apply the brakes when the radar detects a steel joint or plate in the roadway as an object.
Defect: A vehicle that unexpectedly brakes increases the risk of a crash.
Corrective Action: Toyota will notify owners, and dealers will replace certain PCS components, free of charge. The recall began on July 28, 2016. Owners may contact Toyota at 1-888-270-9371. Toyota's numbers for this campaign are F1V and F2E.