Toyota has just issued one of the largest recalls in automotive history. A total of 7.4 million cars are affected worldwide with 2.5 million of those here in the US.
The recall addresses a window switch may become “sticky” or “notchy”. If a commercially available lubricant is applied to the switch, it may catch fire. So Toyota will happily replace the grease with something less flammable for free. The recall covers most of Toyota’s lineup including some Scion models, and covers model years 2007-2009. For a full list, look below the gallery.
Our big issue is that the recall addresses a problem caused by users, not Toyota. If you spray a flammable liquid like WD-40 on an electrical component, that is your fault when you burst into flames. But kudos to Toyota for being the bigger man.
• 2007 to 2008 Yaris (approx. 110,300)
• 2007 to 2009 RAV4 (approx. 336,400)
• 2007 to 2009 Tundra (approx. 337,100)
• 2007 to 2009 Camry (approx. 938,100)
• 2007 to 2009 Camry Hybrid (approx. 116,800)
• 2008 to 2009 Scion xD (approx. 34,400)
• 2008 to 2009 Scion xA (approx. 77,500)
• 2008 to 2009 Sequoia (approx. 38,500)
• 2008 Highlander (approx. 135,400)
• 2008 Highlander Hybrid (approx. 23,200)
• 2009 Corolla (approx. 270,900)
• 2009 Matrix (approx. 53,800)
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- 2007, 2008, 2009, camry, Carolla, fire risk, highlander, matrix, nhtsa, rav4, recall, Scion, sequoia, Toyota, tundra, xB, Xd, yaris
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