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Notice for Sony BRAVIA LCD HDTV

Posted: 10/11/2011

Updated: 04/13/2016

Models: KDL-40V3000, KDL-40VL130, KDL-40W3000, KDL-40WL135, KDL-40XBR4, and KDL-40XBR5

Dear Valued Customer,

We would like to inform you that in rare cases a particular component incorporated in certain models of 40" BRAVIA LCD HDTV [Models: KDL-40V3000, KDL-40VL130, KDL-40W3000, KDL-40WL135, KDL-40XBR4, and KDL-40XBR5] was damaged and as a result, may overheat and at times ignite inside of the television. This could possibly result in a hole at a part of the cabinet ceiling.

We know our customers choose Sony based in large part on the trust associated with our brand and the products and services we so strongly stand behind. We will not take your trust for granted and are committed to addressing this issue proactively.

Sony currently offers all customers of the subject models [Models: KDL-40V3000, KDL-40VL130, KDL-40W3000, KDL-40WL135, KDL-40XBR4, and KDL-40XBR5] a free evaluation of the television. If you have one of the listed television models, please visit www.updatemytv.com to schedule a Sony authorized service technician to perform a free evaluation of your television.

When a request is made, Sony's authorized service technician will promptly visit and evaluate your television, and repair it at no charge if an affected component is found. Please note: if you have had your television inspected in the past regarding this particular subject matter, there is no need to repeat the evaluation.

IMPORTANT: In the meantime, if you have a television model listed here and you notice any abnormality in your TV unit and its performance (e.g.: usual noise, unusual smell or smoking) please immediately turn off the television, unplug the cord, cease use of the television and contact us. We have confirmed that the symptoms do not occur when the power is off.

You can confirm the model number of your television by looking at the label on the rear of the television. Additionally, the model number can be found on your warranty card. If your television is one of the models identified above, please contact us at your earliest convenience at www.updatemytv.com or toll-free at (888) 868-7389 to schedule your free evaluation. Thank you and we apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Sincerely,

Tim McGowan
Vice President, Customer Experience
Sony Electronics Inc.