Baku, October22, AZERTAC
Toyota Motor Corp. is recalling 6.5 million vehicles world-wide over power-window switches at risk of fire, the auto maker said Wednesday, the latest in a series of similar recalls involving around 14 million cars, according to the The Wall Street Journal.
This is the fourth time since 2009 that Toyota is recalling vehicles due to faulty power-window switches, it said. All the problematic switches have been supplied to Toyota by Tokai Rika Co., the two companies said.
In the vehicles recalled Wednesday, a component inside the power-window switch on the driver’s side didn’t have enough grease applied to it. That could result in the switch overheating and melting, possibly leading to fire, Toyota said.
The problematic switches will be either fixed or replaced in less than an hour, it added.
In the past, recalls took place because the switches had too much grease applied, which put cars at risk of fire, Toyota said. This time, the switches had too little grease, which could also lead to fire.
The recalled vehicles were produced between 2005 and 2006, and between 2008 and 2010, Toyota said. In North America, Toyota will recall around 2.7 million vehicles, it said. Models to be recalled outside Japan include certain Corolla compacts and the Camry sedan.