toyota to recall 6.5 mln cars to fix power window switch - car power window
TOKYO, Oct 21 (Reuters)-
Toyota Motor Corp. said Wednesday it would recall six vehicles.
5 million cars around the world repair the defects of power window switches in models including Yaris/Vitz sub-compact, Corolla, Camry, etc.
Total about 2.
7 million in North America, 1.
The automaker says there are 2 million in Europe and 600,000 in Japan.
It says it does not know any crashes caused by the fault.
Toyota said that during the manufacturing process, the modules in the main switch of the electric window may be lubricated inconsistent.
Debris from electrical contact point wear accumulates and causes a short circuit.
This, in turn, could cause the switch assembly to overheat and melt and could cause a fire, the report said.
Among the other models recalled, including Matrix, RAV4, Highlander, Tundra, Sequoia and Scion xB.
Toyota said the cars were produced between January 2005 and December 2010.
Toyota also recalled about 140,000 Crown and Crown Majesta models separately in Japan, as this could cause the Hood to open inadvertently. (
Reports from ChangRan Kim;
Editor Chris Gallagher)