Toyota Recalling 6.5 Million Cars over Window Switch Defect

Thursday 22 October 2015

By James Mosley

Toyota has announced that it will be recalling 6.5 million vehicles globally due to a faulty electric window switch.

The company has said that the switches in question are liable to potentially short circuit which in turn will cause parts to overheat and possibly even catch fire. This is the latest recall to be announced after a string of recalls by the company who only recently recalled 10 million cars globally due to faulty air bags.

The faulty window switch affects Yaris, Corolla, Camry, Rav 4 and Highlander models built between 2005 and 2010, with around 2.7 million car in North American, 1.2 million cars in Europe and 600,000 in Japan affected.

According to Toyota, modules within a switch linked to the electric window may have not been lubricated consistently during the manufacturing process. Contact points can then wear which in turn causes debris to accumulate and a possible occurrence of a short circuit.

Toyota is well known to act quickly when it comes to recalls and the company says that it is not currently aware of any accidents that have been caused by this defect.

 

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