2006 Toyota Aurion Prodigy

Here’s more recall news for today – Toyota has announced a recall of approximately two million vehicles in the United States and around 300,000 vehicles in Australia over an issue with the power window master switch, which could present a fire risk.

The problem concerns a potentially insufficient amount of grease applied to the master switches during production, which can cause a short circuit in certain conditions. The switch assembly could then overheat and melt – in a worst-case scenario, the melting assembly could produce smoke and lead to a fire.

Vehicles involved in the US include certain models of the Toyota Camry, Corolla, Highlander, Matrix, RAV4, Sequoia, Tundra and Yaris, as well as the Scion xB and xD, built between 2006 and 2011. Meanwhile, those in Australia include the Aurion, Camry, Corolla, Kluger, RAV4 and Yaris produced between August 2005 and August 2006 and January 2009 and December 2010.

Toyota Corolla

Affected owners will be notified via mail, and Toyota dealers will inspect the switch and apply heat-resistant grease; it will also replace the internal circuit board if the switch is not functioning normally.

The recall is an expansion of the one conducted in October 2012 affecting some 7.43 million vehicles worldwide – including 62,083 units in Malaysia – and those involved in the previous recall will not be subjected to this one.

Over here, UMW Toyota Motor has informed us that cars sold in Malaysia are likely affected by the recall, but has not confirmed exact models or the number of vehicles involved. An official announcement will be made as soon as the information have been finalised.