Toyota recalls 6.5M cars for power window problem

FILE - In this Aug. 2, 2013 file photo, the emblem of a Toyota car shines at Toyota Motor Corp.'s showroom Toyota Mega Web in Tokyo. Toyota remained the top-selling automaker for a second year in a row, beating U.S. rival General Motors by some 270,000 vehicles in 2013, and set an ambitious target to sell more than 10 million vehicles in 2014. That would mark a milestone as no automaker has ever topped annual worldwide sales of 10 million. (AP Photo/Itsuo Inouye, File)

(WPRI) — Toyota has announced it is recalling at least 6.5 million cars for a power window issue.

The automakers said the switches for the driver’s side power windows can short circuit and catch fire.

So far, there have been 11 reports of burnt door trim, and one report of a customer who burned their hand.

The recall includes 2.7 million cars in North America, all made between 2005 and 2010 and include Toyota’s Yaris, Corolla, Matrix, Camry, RAV4, Highlander, Tundra and Sequoia models, among others.

Some Scion models are also included in the recall.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s