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Toyota Recalls 7.4 Million Vehicles

Toyota Camry SE at Toyota Recalls 7.4 Million Vehicles

Once again Toyota announces a massive recall of 7.4 million cars worldwide. Fortunately though, this time the issue is not anything dangerous. They are recalling this number of vehicles so they can fix a problem with the electrical contact in the driver’s side Power Window Master Switch (PWMS), which may over time come to feel ‘notchy’ or sticky during operation. Phew!

That said, it may become more serious, if commercially available cleaning lubricants are applied to to the switch to address the notchiness. In that case the switch might overheat or melt. U.S.  National Highway Traffic Safety Administration categorizes that under ‘fire’.

So if you are facing the problem, do not put lubricant on it. Just visit your nearest Toyota dealer and they will fix it for you free of charge.

In the UK the 138,000 Yaris, Auris and RAV4 cars are affected. Here’s the rest of vehicles involved:

• 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)


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