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Toyota recalls over 2.5 million 2007-2009 Model Vehicles

 

2,519,424 Toyota Vehicles Recalled

National Highway Traffic Safety AdministrationWashington, D.C. – Toyota is recalling certain model year 2007-2009 Camry, Camry Hybrid, RAV4, Corolla, Corolla Matrix, Tundra, Sequoia, Highlander, Highlander Hybrid, Yaris, Scion xB, Scion xD and Pontiac Vibe vehicles.

The power window master switch assemblies in some of these vehicles were built using a less precise process for lubricating the internal components of the switch assemblies.

Irregularities in this lubrication process may cause the power window master switch assemblies to malfunction and overheat.

2009 Camry is just one of several Toyota 2007-2009 Model Vehicles recalled.

2009 Camry is just one of several Toyota 2007-2009 Model Vehicles recalled.

Vehicle Information

Vehicle Make / Model Model Year(s)
PONTIAC / VIBE 2009
TOYOTA / CAMRY 2007-2009
TOYOTA / CAMRY HV 2007-2009
TOYOTA / COROLLA 2009
TOYOTA / COROLLA MATRIX 2009
TOYOTA / HIGHLANDER 2008
TOYOTA / HIGHLANDER HYBRID 2008
TOYOTA / RAV4 2007-2009
TOYOTA / SCION XB 2008-2009
TOYOTA / SCION XD 2008-2009
TOYOTA / SEQUOIA 2008-2009
TOYOTA / TUNDRA 2007-2008
TOYOTA / YARIS 2007-2008

 

Manufacturer: Toyota Motor North America, Inc.
Report Receipt Date: October 10th, 2012
NHTSA Campaign ID Number: 12V491000 PE12002
NHTSA Action Number: PE12002

Component: Visibility: Power Window Devices and Controls

Potential Number of Units Affected: 2,519,424

Consequence

If the switch overheats, it may melt, possibly resulting in a fire.

Remedy

Toyota will notify its owners, and dealers will inspect the switch and apply a special grease that inhibits heat build up or replace any switch damaged by the defect, free of charge. Toyota owners that experience a problem with a switch should not attempt to make repairs, but should contact their Toyota dealer or the Toyota Customer Experience Center at 1.800.331.4331.

General Motors will contact the Pontiac Vibe owners affected by this recall and GM dealers will inspect and repair switches as necessary. Those owners may contact Pontiac Customer Care at 1.800.762.2737.

Notes

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1.888.327.4236 (TTY 1.800.424.9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.


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