Toyota to recall 7.43m vehicles
Published 10/10/2012 | 08:27
Toyota is recalling 7.43 million vehicles globally, including in Europe, the US and Japan, over a faulty power-window switch that may stop working in more than a dozen models produced between 2005 and 2010.
The Japanese car giant said that the switch on the driver's side did not have grease applied evenly during production, causing friction in the switch and sometimes smoke.
No crashes or injuries have been reported in connection with the problem.
In Europe, the models being recalled are the Yaris, Corolla, Auris, Camry and Rav-4.
In North America, the recall involves the Yaris, Corolla, Matrix, Camry, RAV4, Highlander, Tundra, Sequoia and Scion models xB and xD. In Japan, the Vitz, Belta, Ractis, Ist, Auris and Corolla Lumimon have been recalled.
China, Australia, other Asian nations and the Middle East are also affected.