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Toyota recalls 7.43M vehicles globally due to faulty power-window switch

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October 10, 2012 12:00:00 AM PDT
Toyota is recalling 7.43 million vehicles around the world due to a faulty power-window switch.

The recall affects more than a dozen models produced from 2005 through 2010. During production, there wasn't enough grease applied on the driver's side power-window switch. That can cause friction in the switch and sometimes smoke.

Toyota said owners of affected vehicles will get a notification letter in the mail this month. Toyota dealers will fix the problem for free.

In North America, 2.47 million vehicles are affected:

  • 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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