Toyota recalls 6.5M vehicles over risk of melting window switch


Heads up, Toyota drivers: The automaker has announced it is recalling 6.5 million vehicles around the world over a safety issue with the power window switch, Reuters reports

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According to a press release issued by Toyota USA, the U.S. recall covers about 2 million vehicles, including the following:

  • 2007 and 2009 Camry, Camry Hybrid
  • 2009-2011 Corolla
  • 2008-2011 Highlander, Highlander Hybrid
  • 2009-2011 Matrix
  • 2006-2011 RAV4
  • 2009-2011 Sequoia
  • 2009-2011 Tundra
  • 2006-2011 Yaris
  • 2009-2011 Scion xB
  • 2009-2011 Scion xD (Source: Toyota USA)

The company said the affected vehicles may include power window switches made with ‘insufficient lubricant grease,’ meaning they are at risk of melting and causing a fire. The defect, which can be repaired at Toyota dealerships, has not caused any crashes to the automaker’s knowledge, according to Reuters.

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Toyota drivers can visit Toyota’s recall page or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration website and input their Vehicle Identification Number to see if their car is included. Customers also can call Toyota at 1-800-331-4331 or Lexus at 1-800-255-3987 for more information.

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