Toyota Recalls 7.5 million Vehicles Due to Potential Power Window Switch Defect
Toyota has recalled 7.43 million vehicles, the largest vehicle recall since 1996, because driver’s side power window switches that feel “sticky” when used. If drivers attempt to lubricate to solve the issue, the switch could emit smoke, met, or start a fire.
The recall affects vehicles across the Toyota lineup including cars, trucks, and SUVS. The following list contains all of the vehicles affected:
2007 – 2008 Toyota Yaris (approx. 110,300)
2007 – 2009 Toyota RAV4 (approx. 336,400)
2007 – 2009 Toyota Tundra (approx. 337,100)
2007 – 2009 Toyota Camry (approx. 938,100)
2007 – 2009 Toyota Camry Hybrid (approx. 116,800)
2008 – 2009 Toyota Scion xD (approx. 34,400)
2008 – 2009 Toyota Scion xA (approx. 77,500)
2008 – 2009 Toyota Sequoia (approx. 38,500)
2008 Toyota Highlander (approx. 135,400)
2008 Toyota Highlander Hybrid (approx. 23,200)
2009 Toyota Corolla (approx. 270,900)
2009 Toyota Matrix (approx. 53,800)
Toyota has not received reports of injuries due to the defective switch, but two and a half million cars in the United States are affected, along with a quarter million in Canada, and 1.5 million vehicles each in Europe and China. The company will notify affected owners to bring their vehicle to a Toyota dealership for free inspection and repair if necessary.
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