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Recall Alert: 2 Million Toyota and Scion Vehicles

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Vehicles Affected: Approximately 2 million Toyota and Scion vehicles, including model-year 2007 and 2009 Toyota Camry and Camry Hybrid sedans; 2009-11 Corolla sedans; 2008-11 Highlander and Highlander Hybrid SUVs; 2009-11 Matrix hatchbacks; 2006-11 RAV4 SUVs; 2009-11 Sequoia SUVs; 2009-11 Tundra pickup trucks; 2006-10 Yaris hatchbacks; 2009-11 Scion xB wagons; and 2009-10 Scion xD hatchbacks

The Problem: The power window master switch may have been manufactured with insufficient lubricant grease. If not enough grease is applied, under certain conditions the switch may develop a short circuit that can cause the switch assembly to overheat and melt, which could produce smoke and potentially lead to a fire. This action is an expansion of a previous recall involving model-year 2007-09 vehicles for a similar problem.

The Fix: Dealers will inspect the switch and apply heat-resistant grease; if the switch is not operating normally, an internal circuit board will be replaced. The work will be done for free.

What Owners Should Do: Toyota did not immediately announce an owner-notification schedule. Owners can call the automaker at 800-331-4331 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236, or go to, for more info.

Need to Find a Dealer for Service? Go to Service & Repair to find your local dealer.

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