Toyota Motor Co. is recalling 2.5 million vehicles sold in the United States due to a potential risk of fire. On a worldwide basis, the recall involves 7.43 million vehicles sold under the Toyota and Scion brands.
The latest recall is the result of a problem with a potentially defective power window switch on the driver’s side of the affected vehicles which, the maker says, “may experience a “notchy” or sticky feel during operation. If commercially available lubricants are applied to the switch in an attempt to address the “notchy” or sticky feel, melting of the switch assembly or smoke could occur and lead to a fire under some circumstances.”
In the U.S., the vehicles involved in the latest recall include:
The maker estimates the inspection and repair process will take little more than an hour and involves the disassembly of the master switch and, if necessary, the application of a special fluorine grease. Click here for more info