Record-high recall: Toyota recalls 2.5M cars due to fire risk - FOX 32 News Chicago

Record-high recall: Toyota calls back 2.5M vehicles due to fire risk

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Toyota Motor Co. announced the world's biggest car recall in 16 years announced Wednesday morning.

The company is recalling 2.5 million vehicles sold in the United States because faulty power window switches may pose a fire hazard.

Toyota said a potentially defective window button may stick when used. If some lubricants available to the public are applied to stop the switch from sticking, they could melt the button's assembly or cause smoke, which could cause a fire.

The recall covers a long list of vehicles made between 2005 and 2010. Some of the cars covered include the Corolla, the Matrix, the Yaris, the Highlander and the Tundra.

Car owners affected are being notified by mail.

Luckily for drivers, the repair process is relatively quick. It's just over an hour wait at your local Toyota/Scion dealer.

World-wide, the recall involves 7.43 million Toyota and Scion cars. 

To see if your Toyota is affected, check out the list below:

  • 2007 – 2009 Camry sedans, approx. 938,100 vehicles;
  • 2007 – 2009 Camry Hybrids, approx. 116,800 vehicles;
  • 2007 – 2009 RAV4 crossovers, approx. 336,400 vehicles;
  • 2007 – 2009 Tundra pickups, approx. 337,100 vehicles;
  • 2007 – 2008 Yaris subcompacts, approx. 110,300 vehicles;
  • 2008 Highlander SUVs, approx. 135,400 vehicles;
  • 2008 Highlander Hybrids, approx. 23,200 vehicles;
  • 2008 – 2009 Scion xD models, approx. 34,400 vehicles;
  • 2008 – 2009 Scion xA models, approx. 77,500 vehicles;
  • 2008- 2009 Sequoia SUVs, approx. 38,500 vehicles;
  • 2009 Corolla compacts, approx. 270,900 vehicles; and
  • 2009 Matrix crossovers; approx. 53,800 vehicles.

This is the biggest safety-related service action made by a major motor company since Ford recalled 7.9 million in 1996.

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