4.7 Million Toyota Vehicles Recalled For Window Switch Defect
Over 4.7 million Toyota vehicles in several countries were recalled recently amid concerns that improper lubricants used in the driver’s side automatic window switches could lead to a fire. The recall includes 2.5 million Toyota vehicles in the United States.
Toyota notes that the problem is not with the automatic window switches themselves. Rather, if a switch began to stick and needed repair, mechanics may have used a non-approved lubricant, which increases the risk of a fire when it comes into contact with the electrical components or with friction inside the switch or the vehicle door.
So far, no injuries have been reported, but Toyota has received information regarding about 200 vehicles that have had fire or smoke coming out of the doors as a result of the defect.
Owners of recalled vehicles can take them to a Toyota dealership for repairs. The fix involves applying an approved, non-flammable lubricant. The recall affects several vehicle models made between 2007 and 2010, including the Camry, Corolla, Highlander, Matrix, RAV4, Scion xB and xD, Sequoia, Tundra, and Yaris.
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