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Toyota Recalls 2 Million Vehicles in the US

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The 2009 Toyota Camry

Toyota announced today the US recall of approximately 2 million vehicles due to a problem regarding the driver’s side Power Window Master Switch. Toyota said the switch could have been manufactured with insufficient lubricant grease, potentials causing the switch assembly to overheat and melt, which in turn could cause a fire.

The vehicles involved in the recall include the following:

  • 2007 and 2009 Camry and Camry Hybrid
  • 2009-2011 Corolla
  • 2008-2011 Highlander and Highlander Hybrid
  • 2009-2011 Matrix
  • 2006-2011 RAV4
  • 2009-2011 Sequoia
  • 2009-2011 Tundra
  • 2006-2010 Yaris
  • 2009-2011 Scion xB
  • 2009-2010 Scion xD

Owners of affected vehicles will receive notice of the recall in the mail, and can take their cars to their local Toyota dealerships. There, a mechanic will inspect the switch and apply heat-resistant grease. If the switch doesn’t operate properly, the dealer will need to replace an internal circuit board. These repairs will be performed at no cost to the customer.

Worldwide, the number of cars affected rises to approximately 6.5 million.

Catherine Hiles is a native Brit currently based in Dayton, Ohio. Don’t ask how that happened. Cat has written about a variety of subjects, from dog training to fashion, and counts running and cooking among her hobbies.

Cat lives with her husband, Ben; their daughter, Rose; and their collection of animals, including an energetic mutt, an elderly basset hound, and a jerk cat. See more articles by Cat.