My 1999 Toyota RAV4 is sitting dead in my driveway due to a recall issue,

Asked by Jan 13, 2016 at 11:29 PM about the 1999 Toyota RAV4 4 Door AWD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:ANTI-THEFT CONTROLLER
Recall for 1999 Toyota RAV4

Recall Announced
OCTOBER 19 1998
NHTSA Reference
#98V278000
Number Affected
1,960
Summary: Vehicle description: Sport utility vehicles, mini vans and
passenger vehicles equipped with a theft deterrent systems (tds) supplied
by audiovox corporation and distributed by southeast Toyota distributors,
Inc. In the states of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North and South Carolina.
The alarm wiring harness plugs into the vehicle's ignition switch and the
vehicle's ignition switch wiring harness plugs into the alarm harness to
complete the circuit. A percentage of the female terminals used in the
alarm connector were found to be defective, causing an 'open circuit'
condition when mated to the male ignition switch terminals.

Consequence: This condition can cause intermittent performance of the
vehicle's electrical components such as the dash warning lights and/or
HVAC fan speed controls. Also, the vehicle may not run smoothly and could
stall.

Fix: Dealers will inspect the date code label on the security system harness
and any displaying the manufacturing/final date code will be replaced with
newly produced harnesses. The date codes are: Rav4 - 6/24/98, 6/25/98,
6/26/98; sienna - 6/25/98, 6/26/98; and avalon - 6/30/98, 7/1/98, 8/31/98,
9/1/98, 9/2/98, and 9/3/98.

For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA
page concerning recall #98V278000 »

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:ANTI-THEFT CONTROLLER
Recall for 1999 Toyota RAV4

Recall Announced
OCTOBER 19 1998
NHTSA Reference
#98E035000
Number Affected
1,960
Summary: Equipment description: Aftermarket theft deterrent systems used
on 1998-1998 Toyota Rav4, avalon, and sienna model vehicles distributed
by southeast Toyota distributors, Inc. In the states of Alabama, Florida,
Georgia, North and South Carolina. The alarm wiring harness plugs into
the vehicle's ignition switch and the vehicle's ignition switch wiring harness
plugs into the alarm harness to complete the circuit. A percentage of the
female terminals used in the alarm connector were found to be defective,
causing an "open circuit" condition when mated to the male ignition switch
terminals.

Consequence: This condition can cause intermittent performance of the
vehicle's electrical components such as the dash warning lights and/or
HVAC fan speed controls. Also, the vehicle may not run smoothly and could
stall.

Fix: Dealers will inspect the date code label on the security system harness
and any displaying the manufacturing/final date code will be replaced with
newly produced harnesses. The date codes are: Rav4 - 6/24/98, 6/25/98,
6/26/98; sienna - 6/25/98, 6/26/98; and avalon - 6/30/98, 7/1/98, 8/31/98,
9/1/98, 9/2/98, and 9/3/98.

For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA
page concerning recall #98E035000 »

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No one at Toyota will honor this recall. I need to know what parts I need to fix for this to be over with.

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