Toyota recalls 2.0M more vehicles over window-switch fires
Toyota has expanded a recall campaign focused on defective power-window switches in millions of vehicles.
The power window master switch may have been manufactured with insufficient grease, potentially leading to a short-circuit condition that can cause the assembly to overheat and melt. A failing component can produce smoke and, in some cases, result in a fire.
The company in 2012 recalled 7.4 million vehicles globally to fix the same issue. The scope was initially limited to the 2007-2009 model years, however similar problems have since been traced to vehicles from the 2006-2011 model years.
The latest list includes the 2007 and 2009 Camry, 2009-2011 Corolla, 2008-2011 Highlander, 2009-2011 Matrix, 2006-2011 Rav4, 2009-2011 Sequoia, 2009-2011 Tundra, 2006-2010 Yaris, 2009-2011 Scion xB and 2009-2010 Scion xD.
Service technicians will inspect the switches and apply heat-resistant grease, or replace any assemblies that have already been damaged by an internal electrical short.
The revised campaign adds approximately two million vehicles sold in the US market.