Toyota issues recall for over 2.5 million cars due to fire risk

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Toyota has announced today of a voluntary recall on 2.5 million of its vehicles due to faulty window switches that could spark a fire. The potential fire culprit is the window master switch on the driver’s side that may develop friction during operation, and if lubricant is applied during maintenance, it could catch on fire.

The affected Toyota models are from 2007 to 2009 years on the Yaris, RAV4, Tundra, Camry, Camry Hybrid, Highlander, Highlander Hybrid, Sequoia, Corolla and Matrix models as well as Scion xD and xA units. So far, about 200 incidents involving the switches have been reported in the US alone, but none has caused any accidents or injuries.

Owners of affected vehicle can bring in their cars to any Toyota dealership for an inspection and repair free of charge. Detailed information is available to customers at www.toyota.com/recall and the Toyota Customer Experience Center at 1-800-331-4331. For specific vehicles, check out the list below.

The vehicles involved include:

• 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)