7.43 million vehicles are being recalled by Toyota. 2.5 million of them are in the United States. They are being recalled for faulty window switches that could catch fire. Accordingly to Toyota, the driver’s side window master switch could develop a notchy or sticky feel while being used and a commercial lubricant used to remedy that could create smoke and even catch fire.
More than 200 reports of incidents revolving around these switches have been reported in the United States alone. There have been no accidents or injuries, but as you can imagine, a fire risk can create a dangerous situation for drivers and surrounding people or property. Toyota will fix this issue free of charge to drivers by taking the car door and window mechanisms apart and applying a special fluorine grease.
List of Recalled Vehicles
• 2007 to 2008 Yaris (approx. 110,300)
• 2007 to 2009 RAV4 (approx. 336,400)
• 2007 to 2009 Tundra (approx. 337,100)
• 2007 to 2009 Camry (approx. 938,100)
• 2007 to 2009 Camry Hybrid (approx. 116,800)
• 2008 to 2009 Scion xD (approx. 34,400)
• 2008 to 2009 Scion xA (approx. 77,500)
• 2008 to 2009 Sequoia (approx. 38,500)
• 2008 Highlander (approx. 135,400)
• 2008 Highlander Hybrid (approx. 23,200)
• 2009 Corolla (approx. 270,900)
• 2009 Matrix (approx. 53,800)
If you are a driver of one of these vehicles or know someone who is, you should expect a letter from Toyota via first class mail within the next couple of weeks announcing the recall. The repair will take about an hour depending on the dealer’s work schedule. If you need more information you can contact the Toyota Customer Experience Center at 1-800-331-4331.