Toyota has recalled 2.5 million cars in the United States and over 7 million vehicles worldwide, due to defective power window switches which can cause fires. According to Toyota, the window switches may not be adequately greased from the factory which can result in the switches sticking. If after market grease is applied, the switch can short and cause a fire. Several of Toyota’s most popular models, including 2007-2009 Camrys, Camry Hybrids, RAV4s and Tundras, are involved in the recall. Dealers will begin making repairs to the window switches in late October.
The recall comes after the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) investigated approximately161 complaints of window switch fires by U.S. Toyota owners, including nine related injuries. Affected owners can visit www.toyota.com/recall.