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on 10.10.2012 14:13
Toyota has announced a recall for 2.5 million vehicles in the United States alone, due to a faulty driver’s side Power Window Master Switch (PWMS) that may not be properly lubricated and could ignite over time. Worldwide, the recall will affect more than 7 million cars in the U.S., Europe and China.
The recall is the largest single recall in the U.S. since 1996, according to Reuters. Toyota estimates that repairs will take about an hour, with no cost to owners. The master switch inside the window could feel “notchy or sticky” according to Toyota, and commercially available lubricants could cause it to melt. Mechanics will add special fluorine grease to fix the problem.
The issue affects a broad band of 2007-09 Toyota and Scion products. Nearly 40% of the total recalled vehicles are the 2007-09 Camry, and the RAV4, Tundra and Corolla are also high volume vehicles that are included in the recall. Other models include the Yaris, Sequoia, Highlander, and Scion xB and xD.
Toyota says they are not aware of any crashes due to the issue but encourage owners to bring their cars to local dealerships upon receiving a notification letter. The recall is the latest hiccup for the auto giant, who endured a high-profile unintended acceleration scandal and the 2011 earthquake. Lately, however, Toyota has found new success with extremely high sales in August of this year.
Affected Owners can visit www.toyota.com/recall or call Toyota at 1-800-331-4331
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