Toyota to hold world’s biggest car recall in 16 years — NBC News

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Toyota to hold world’s car recall in 16 years

By NBC News services

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Toyota is to over 7 million vehicles faulty window switches.

9:43 a.m. EDT . Toyota Co. still in recovery mode a series of problems that its global operations over the three years, announced it is recalling 2.5 million vehicles in the United States due to a potential of fire.

The recall involves million vehicles worldwide under the Toyota and Scion This is the largest safety-related action the maker has announced it began a series of recalls to the risk of unintended acceleration in 2009. That and other issues led Toyota to recall 14 vehicles in 2009 and 2010.

It’s the biggest single since Ford Motor Co back 7.9 million vehicles in

Many of the vehicles involved in the new recall also were back one or more times due to acceleration issues.

The latest is the result of a problem with a defective power window on the driver’s side of the affected which, the maker says, experience a ‘notchy’ or sticky during operation. If commercially lubricants are applied to the switch in an to address the ‘notchy’ or sticky melting of the switch assembly or could occur and lead to a under some circumstances.”

already announced recalls for models involving similar switches and in February, the National Traffic Safety Administration it would open an investigation the issue. But at the time it focused on 830,000 Camry and RAV-4 sold during the 2007 year.

The massive size of the new recall the risks manufacturers like face when they basic components on a wide of vehicles hoping to improve economies of scale.

In the U.S. the involved in the latest recall

2007 – 2009 Camry approx. 938,100 vehicles;

– 2009 Camry Hybrids, 116,800 vehicles;

2007 – RAV4 crossovers, approx. vehicles;

2007 – 2009 pickups, approx. 337,100

2007 – 2008 Yaris approx. 110,300 vehicles;

2008 Highlander SUVs, 135,400 vehicles;

2008 Hybrids, approx. 23,200

2008 – 2009 Scion xD approx. 34,400 vehicles;

– 2009 Scion xA models, 77,500 vehicles;

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2008- Sequoia SUVs, approx. vehicles;

2009 Corolla approx. 270,900 vehicles; and

Matrix crossovers; approx. vehicles.

To check whether call is involved, you can go to Toyota’s web page. The maker estimates the and repair process will little more than an and involves the disassembly of the master and, if necessary, the application of a fluorine grease.

NHTSA has more than 200 reports of involving the defective switch fires, though there are no crashes or injuries. At least 39 problems were reported in where 460,000 Toyota were recalled.

Another 1.39 million are subject to the new recall in Europe, the massive safety campaign covers Australia, China and parts of Asia and the Mideast.

In the market, the Toyota announcement is the recall of the year and could concerns about quality at a manufacturer normally at the top of the charts. concerns plagued the maker much of 2009 and 2010 and including President Akio were hauled before to explain the massive recalls to the unintended acceleration issue.

has repeatedly promised, since scandal began, to ramp up the quality control process, and it is to note that all the vehicles by the latest recall were during or before the 2009 year. Nonetheless, the new service will again put an unwanted on the maker.


Toyota had more vehicles in recalls than any other in the U.S. in 2010 and came short of achieving that distinction again in 2011. A recall late in the year, put Honda at the top of the list. Indeed, recalled 1.7 million vehicles as of three separate service last week – while launched an investigation into problems involving another vehicles.

While there been scores of recalls this year involving brand from Chevrolet to with today’s announcement, it that both Toyota and are again in an unwanted race to the recall list again for

First published October 10 12:53 AM

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