Toyota Recalls 2 Million Models Over Window Issue

2009 Corolla

2009 Corolla

Toyota is recalling 2 million vehicles related to the driver’s side power window master switch, which may have been manufactured with “insufficient lubricant grease,” leading to a potential fire.

“If not enough grease is applied, under certain conditions, the switch may develop a short circuit that can cause the switch assembly to overheat and melt,” according a statement released by Toyota. “A melting switch can product smoke and potentially lead to a fire.”

The models covered in the recall include:

  • 2007 and 2009 Camry and Camry Hybrid
  • 2009-2011 Corolla
  • 2008-2011 Highlander and Highlander Hybrid
  • 2009-2011 Matrix
  • 2006-2011 RAV4
  • 2009-2011 Sequoia
  • 2009-2011 Tundra
  • 2006-2010 Yaris
  • 2009-2011 Scion xB
  • 2009-2010 Scion xD

Toyota previously recalled certain 2007 to 2009 model-year vehicles for a similar issue.

“This safety recall adds vehicles not previously involved in the prior action that utilized an alternative lubricant application method,” according to the statement.

Toyota dealers will inspect the switch and apply heat-resistant grease. If the switch is not operating properly, an internal circuit board will be replaced, based on the release.

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