Toyota power window switch recall underway

Toyota power window switch recall underway

Toyota recalls thousands of vehicles to fix power window switch issue.

Toyota power window switch recall underway
Toyota power window switch recall underway – Toyota believes a total of less than 300,000 vehicles will need to be checked/repaired.

Toyota Australia has commenced a recall of a total of what it believes to be less than 300,000 vehicles sold in Australia to fix a potential issue with the power windows.

Affecting certain Toyota Aurion, Camry, Corolla, Kluger, RAV4 and Yaris vehicles built between August 2005 and August 2006 and January 2009 and December 2010, Toyota say the power window switch recall is a precautionary measure.

There are concerns that due to the power window master switch potentially being manufactured with an insufficient amount of grease, Toyota saying that under certain conditions the switch may develop a short circuit that can cause the switch assembly to overheat and melt.

In the worst case, a melting switch can produce smoke and potentially lead to a fire.

Toyota will notify impacted owners and ask them to make an appointment at their preferred authorised Toyota dealer. Toyota dealers will inspect the power window master switch circuit board and apply heat-resistant grease to the switch.

If the switch is already demonstrating signs of malfunction, the circuit board will be replaced. The rectifications will be carried out free of charge and will take around an hour, according to Toyota.

Further information is also available from the Toyota recall campaign helpline on 1800 987 366 or toyota.com.au.

In other Toyota news; Toyota Fortuner now in Australian dealerships and Toyota promises more efficient 2016 Prius.

Joel Helmes




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