Toyota to recall 6.5-million vehicles over faulty windows

BY CHARL BOSCH - OCTOBER 21, 2015

Japanese auto giant Toyota has issued a recall of over 6.5-million vehicles globally for faulty electric window switches.

According to reports, Toyota has stated that the modules in the window’s master switch could wear out over time due to inadequate lubrication during the manufacturing process, ultimately leading to the switch overheating and potentially causing a fire hazard.

While it remains unconfirmed if any models in South Africa are affected, the recall includes 2.7-million vehicles in North America, 1.2-million in Europe, 600 000 in Japan and 300 000 in Australia. Models subjected comprises of the Camry, Aurion (Australia), Yaris (Vitz in Japan), Corolla, Tundra, Matrix, Highlander (Kluger in Australia), RAV4, Sequoia and Scion XB (Scion is Toyota’s youth brand in North America).

In addition, notice has also been given for the recall of 140 000 Crown and Crown Majesta sedans in Japan, over a fault that could cause the inadvertent opening of the bonnet. 

 

Toyota Sequoia pictured. IMAGE sourced from zombdrive.com