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Visteon Immobilizer Hits the Road in New Toyota Avalon

25 April 2000

Visteon Immobilizer Hits the Road in New Toyota Avalon
    DETROIT, Mich., April 25 Visteon Corporation is providing
new Toyota Avalon owners with an added sense of personal security through a
system designed to prevent drive-away theft.
    The Visteon passive anti-theft system, now available as an option on the
2000 Toyota Avalon, ensures that only the owner's key is used to start the
vehicle.  If an incorrect key or starting method is used, Visteon's
"immobilizer" communicates with the engine control system and shuts down all
the engine operating systems, making the vehicle inoperable.  Two owner keys
are originally programmed into the system, and additional keys can be added.
    "Visteon has the technical expertise to offer automotive manufacturers
integrated, high quality, cost competitive safety solutions designed to meet
increased consumer demands," said Roseann Stevens, vice president of global
accounts, Visteon.  "This partnership with Toyota is an example of what we
have to offer customers -- innovative technology and superior global service."
    Delivering the anti-theft system to Toyota was a Visteon global team
effort.  Visteon teams in Japan, Germany and several North American locations
worked with their local Toyota customers to manufacture and provide the
system, ensuring that all product requirements and specifications were met
flawlessly and on time.
    "Visteon is committed to our partnership with Toyota in developing new
security and other vehicle systems for applications spanning the globe," added
    Visteon Corporation is a leading full-service supplier that delivers
consumer-driven technology solutions to automotive manufacturers worldwide and
through multiple channels within the global aftermarket.  Visteon has a global
delivery system of more than 130 technical, manufacturing, sales and service
facilities located in 23 countries.  It has more than 81,000 employees working
in three core business segments:  Dynamics and Energy Conversion; Comfort,
Communications & Safety; and Glass.