Toyota recalling millions of cars to fix fire hazard

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Toyota is voluntarily recalling 2.5 million cars in the United States for faulty power window switches that can cause a fire in the driver’s door, according to a statement from the automaker Wednesday.  The automaker said it is not aware of any crashes resulting from the problem.  The move by Toyota follows a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) probe into the problem. 

Toyota said that the driver’s side window switches may not be completely greased from the factory, which can result in the switches sticking or feeling notchy.  If aftermarket grease is then applied, the switch could short and cause a fire.   Among the included models: The 2007 to 2009 Camry, Camry Hybrid, RAV4 and Tundra; 2007 to 2008 Yaris; 2008 Highlander and Highlander Hybrid; 2008 to 2009 Sequoia; 2008 to 2009 Scion xA and xD; and the 2009 Corolla and Matrix.   Click here to view a complete list of Toyota models affected by this recall. The company said it would inform U.S.-based owners of affected vehicles later this month by mail.

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