Toyota issues massive recall

Wednesday, October 10, 2012 - 8:45pm

Toyota has announced the global recall of nearly seven-and-a-half million vehicles because the company says they need to fix malfunctioning power window switches. This is the largest single recall of vehicles since a Ford recall in 1996.

The recall affects almost two-and-a-half million vehicles here in the United States. It includes the Yaris, RAV-4, Camry and Camry Hybrid, Highlander, and Corolla. All of the impacted cars date between 2005 and 2010.

Toyota says the problem happens when grease is applied unevenly, which can cause the driver's side electric window control to melt.

Jean-Yves Jault with Toyota had this to say regarding the recall: "There have been no accidents whatsoever reported about this. There is no case of fire either linked to this, so customers don't have to worry about the safety aspect. However they should avoid applying their own lubricant if their window is not working properly."

Toyota says you should call your dealership if you have any questions about the recall.

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