Posted on: July 26, 2012
Approximately 7.43 million vehicles are part of Toyota’s latest recall due to a faulty window switch.
According to Toyota, during the production process, the driver’s side window was not applied evenly with grease, and therefore, can cause friction in the power switch resulting in smoke.
Year models affected (2005 through 2010) and include the following:
Fortunately, there have been no reports of crashes or injuries related to the problem at this time. However, the U.S. has received more than 200 reports of the problem as well as Japan receiving 39 reports. The recall spans over North America, Japan, Europe, Australia, China, Asia, and the Middle East. Despite massive recalls of over 14 million vehicles over the years, Toyota has been trying to regain its reputation for pristine quality control. Toyota executives acknowledge that the recent recalls were partly to blame because of the growth goals of the company.