Gulf States Toyota, Inc.
Models: Gulf Toyota Camry Years: 1998-1999
Gulf Toyota RAV 4 Years: 1998-1999
Number Involved: 1,519
Dates of Manufacture: July - October 1998
Defect: Sport utility and passenger vehicles equipped with an Audiovox Securikey+ Security System and Securikey+ Security System with remote starter system and distributed by Gulf States Toyota, Inc., in Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Arkansas and Mississippi. Certain security system wiring harnesses can malfunction causing an electrical failure. This condition can cause the engine to run poorly and stall. Also, the vehicle's electrical components, such as the dash warning lights and HVAC fan speed controls, can intermittently fail.
Remedy: Dealers will inspect the Securikey+ wiring
harness and, if necessary, replace the harness. Owner notification began in November 1998.
Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Gulf
States Toyota Distributor at 1-800-444-1074. [NHTSA Recall No. 98V279]