Toyota is recalling about 51,500 model year 2011-2012 Avalons because the sub-woofer speaker located in the trunk may experience an intermittent electrical short.
This can cause damage to the integrated circuit, creating a short between the power supply and the sub-woofer.
A short circuit could lead to the sub-woofer overheating, increasing the risk of a fire.
Toyota will notify owners affected by the recall, but has not yet provided a notification schedule.
A permanent remedy has not been determined, but an interim notice will instruct owners to bring their cars to a dealership where they will disconnect the sub-woofer.
For more information, owners can contact Toyota customer service at 1-888-270-9371.