Toyota Recalls 6.5 million Vehicles Worldwide to Rectify Window Switch Defect

Japanese automaker, Toyota Motor Corporation, is recalling about 6.5 million of its vehicles worldwide, to rectify a defective power window switch that can overheat and potentially lead to a fire.

The recall includes about 2.7 million vehicles in North America, 1.2 million in Europe and 600,000 in Japan.

According to Toyota, the models includes the Yaris, Corolla, Matrix, Camry, RAV4, Highlander and Tundra.


The scale of the recall is about two third of Toyota’s annual global production.

The company said the window switch may have been manufactured with insufficient lubricant grease, which could short-circuit, overheat and melt, causing a fire.

The company also said that it will take about 45 minutes to fix each car, they however maintained that the vehicles will be fixed for free.

The recalled vehicles were produced between January 2005 and August 2006, and August 2008 and June 2010, in Japan, also between August 2005 and August 2006, and January 2009 and December 2010, outside Japan.

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