Vehicle Description: Passenger vehicles.
Description of Defect: Due to improper assembly of the terminal for the starter motor magnetic switch, an electrical short circuit can occur if electrically-conductive liquid, such as road splash with deicing salt, enters this area.
Consequence of Defect: A starter motor no-start condition or an underhood fire can result.
Corrective Action: Dealers will repair the magnetic switch.
Owner Notification: Owner notification began Feb. 9, 1998.
Note: Owners who take their vehicles to an authorized
dealer on an agreed upon service date and do not receive the free remedy within a
reasonable time should contact Toyota at 1-800-331-4331.