Toyota Recalls 2.5 Million Vehicles Due to Power Window Switch

Fears of power window switch catching fire causes massive recall.

Toyota Recalls 2.5 Million Vehicles Due to Power Window Switch

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— Toyota today announced that it will begin a recall involving 2.5 million vehicles to inspect and apply special fluorine grease to the driver’s side power window master switch. The vehicles involved include:

What's Causing the Doors to Catch Fire?

The driver’s side switch may experience a “notchy” or sticky feel during operation. If commercially available lubricants are applied to the switch, melting of the switch assembly or smoke could occur and lead to a fire under some circumstances.

The “notchy” or sticky feel may be caused by an uneven application of the grease during the switch assembly process at the supplier. The recall will include an inspection, switch disassembly, and application of special fluorine grease.

What Happens Next?

Owners will receive a letter starting in late October, 2012. The repair will take approximately one hour, depending on the dealer’s schedule.

The recall affects U.S. market vehicles only.  Toyota says they are not aware of any crashes related to the problem.

Recall information is available at or call Toyota at 1-800-331-4331.