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Toyota Recalling 2.5 Million Vehicles For Faulty Window Switches – Is Your’s on the List?

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Ryan O’Bryan/106-1 KISS-FM

The vehicle manufacturer announced the recall to fix power window switches that can stick, smoke and potentially cause a fire. Talk about a hot button issue (ZING)!

Yahoo! reports that no major injuries have resulted from the defective switches, and that Toyota told U.S. officials with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) earlier this year that they didn’t feel the problem was a serious enough issue to warrant a recall. Toyota also initially blamed the issue on dealers using cleaning products in an attempt to solve sticking complaints.

The problem arises from a combination of wear that causes the switches to get sticky over time and the grease applied to the switches when they are built can combine to cause overheating.

The NHTSA found 10 reports of minor injuries, none more serious than a blister on a driver’s left hand.

The models affected are:

  • 2007 to 2008 Yaris
  • 2007 to 2009 RAV4
  • 2007 to 2009 Tundra
  • 2007 to 2009 Camry
  • 2007 to 2009 Camry Hybrid
  • 2008 to 2009 Scion xD
  • 2008 to 2009 Scion xA
  • 2008 to 2009 Sequoia
  • 2008 Highlander
  • 2008 Highlander Hybrid
  • 2009 Corolla
  • 2009 Matrix

If your vehicle is on this list, you should receive a notice from your dealer alerting you to the recall and instructing you to schedule a time to have the repair done. A process that should take approximately an hour.

Get the complete list of Toyota dealers in the tri-state here.

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