Toyota Issues Recall for Master Power Window Switch
Recall Involves Cars, Trucks, SUVs from 2006-2011
Modern cars and trucks are complicated pieces of machinery with many moving parts and sub-systems that need to work reliably. Even brands as renowned for their quality as Toyota sometimes discover issues affecting a vehicle’s function. Toyota today is announcing a recall on the master power window switch module affecting as many as 2 million vehicles built between the 2006 and 2011 model years. In addition to popular Toyota passenger car models such as the Corolla, Camry, Yaris, and Scion xB, the 2008-2011 Highlander midsize SUV and 2009-2011 Sequoia fullsize SUV and Tundra fullsize truck are also affected, as well as the 2006-2011 RAV4 compact SUV.
The master power window switch modules on some of these models may not have received sufficient lubricant grease during manufacturing, which could result in a short circuit and cause overheating and melting. This could potentially result in smoke or a fire. This recall campaign is an expansion of an earlier campaign covering 2007-2009 models. Toyota will notify owners of affected vehicles by mail. The switch modules will be inspected and will be serviced with the new lubricant or replaced if damaged. You can check to see if your vehicle is affected by visiting toyota.com/recall or safercar.gov/vin. You can also call Toyota customer service at 800-331-4331.