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Toyota recalls 6.5 million vehicles due to power window defect

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Josée Paquet

Toyota will recall 6.5 million vehicles worldwide due to a problem with the power window switch, NBC reports. 

Inconsistent lubrication during the manufacturing process may accelerate wear from the electrical contact points. Debris can accumulate and cause a short circuit. As a result, the switch may overheat and melt, potentially leading to a fire.

The recall targets 2.7 million cars in North America, 1.2 million in Europe, and 600,000 in Japan. Affected models were built from January 2005 to December 2010 and include:

  • Yaris/Vitz;
  • Corolla;
  • Camry;
  • Matrix;
  • RAV4;
  • Highlander;
  • Tundra;
  • Sequoia;
  • Scion xB.


Josée Paquet
Josée Paquet
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