Toyota PH recalls Camry, Altis, RAV4, Vios and Yaris

For a faulty power window master switch
Oct 11, 2012

TopGear.com.ph Philippine Car News - Toyota PH recalls Camry, Corolla, RAV4, Vios and Yaris

Toyota Motor Philippines has announced a special service campaign for Camry, Corolla (Altis), RAV4, Vios and Yaris models made from 2006 to 2010 due to a faulty power window master switch.

According to TMP, the sliding electrical contact point in the driver-side power window master switch "may experience a 'notchy' or sticking feeling during operation, which causes the button to get stuck." TMP warns that if the vehicle is serviced in a non-Toyota dealer and a commercially available lubricant is used to deal with the problem, the switch assembly may melt. We assume that if something like a switch assembly could melt, it's quite possible that it could also start a fire.

"As a preventive measure, we will inspect the power window master switch and apply specialized grease or replace specific component if deemed necessary, at no cost to the customer," said TMP vice president for corporate affairs Rommel Gutierrez. "This program will be offered at all Toyota dealers only."

Though TMP failed to disclose how many units they are recalling, Toyota Motor Sales USA is reporting that it is recalling 2.5 million vehicles for the same problem, while wire reports say that, globally, the recall is affecting 7.4 million vehicles.

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