2,519,424 Toyota Vehicles Recalled
Washington, 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.
|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
If the switch overheats, it may melt, possibly resulting in a fire.
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.
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.