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2012 Toyota Camry Car Recalls: Wiper Switch May Fail/FMVSS 104

2012 Toyota Camry Recall Title: Wiper Switch May Fail/FMVSS 104

2012 Toyota Camry Recall Date: October 17, 2013

NHTSA Recall Campaign Number: 13V505000

2012 Toyota Camry Recall Manufacturer: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing

2012 Toyota Camry Recall Component(s): Visibility

2012 Toyota Camry Recall – Potential Number of Units Affected: 9,795

2012 Toyota Camry Recall Overview: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Toyota) is recalling certain model year 2013-2014 Camry and Camry HV, model year 2013 Avalon and Avalon HV and model year 2014 Corolla vehicles. In the affected vehicles, the windshield wiper switch assembly may short circuit. As such, these vehicles fail to conform to the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard, No. 104, “Windshield Wiping and Washing Systems.”

Just What Is a Car Recall? Car Safety Recall Definition – A safety recall is an automotive manufacturer’s way of notifying vehicle customers that their product has a flaw. The automobile problem is serious enough that if you do not correct the flaw your and/or your passengers’ safety could be at risk. Generally recalls are initiated by the US Government, but sometimes individual car manufacturers will pre-emptively initiate a recall.

Where Do I Find My VIN (Vehicle Identification Number)? Look on the lower left of your car’s windshield for your 17-digit Vehicle Identification Number (VIN). Your VIN is also located on your car’s registration card, and it may be shown on your insurance card.

Auto Tip – How Do I Find Out If My Vehicle Has A Recall? ==> An easy way to determine if you have an active car recall is to just enter your VIN number at the top of this page and CarFax will report if there are any issues at all with your vehicle. The CarFax Report image looks like this:

2012 Toyota Camry Recall Remedy: Toyota will notify owners, and dealers will replace the wiper switch assembly, free of charge. The recall began on November 8, 2013. Owners may contact Toyota at 1-800-331-4331.

2012 Toyota Camry Recall Notes: Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.