Toyota recalls 300,000 cars in Australia for faulty power window switch

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TAGS Toyota Aurion Toyota Camry Toyota Kluger Toyota RAV4 Toyota Yaris Toyota Corolla Hatchback Sedan SUV Recalls Toyota recalls 300,000 cars in Australia for faulty power window switch 21 October 2015 by Joshua Dowling · CarsGuide Toyota is voluntarily recalling 6.5 million cars globally because the power window switches might not have enough grease. This will go down in automotive history as one of the weirdest automotive recalls of all time.Japanese car giant Toyota is voluntarily recalling 6.5 million cars globally — including up to 300,000 in Australia — because the power window switches might not have enough grease in their operating mechanisms.In other words, the power windows may not operate as smoothly as Toyota would like.The recall affects certain Toyota Aurion, Camry, Corolla, Kluger, RAV4 and Yaris vehicles built between August 2005 and August 2006 and January 2009 and December 2010.A statement from Toyota says: “If insufficient grease was applied, under certain conditions the switch may develop a short circuit that can cause the switch assembly to overheat and melt. In the worst case, a melting switch can produce smoke and potentially lead to a fire.”Toyota says it is still assessing the impact on cars sold in the Australian market, however it is expected “less than 300,000” vehicles will be affected and “there have been no reported accidents or injuries in Australia”.And not a single car has caught fire.The latest Toyota recall follows a previous fix in October 2012 also relating to a power window switch.But cars caught up in the previous campaign will not be impacted by this recall, the company says. Related articles McLaren 650S police car to hit NSW streets12 September 2015 by Staff Writers McLaren 570S and 540C to help double sales30 July 2015 by Paul Gover Top four next big things in the world of supercars20 July 2015 by Philip King McLaren 540C revealed20 April 2015 by Aiden Taylor 2015 New York motor show | the important cars10 April 2015 by Craig Duff What to read next Comments Related articles McLaren 650S police car to hit NSW streets12 September 2015 by Staff Writers McLaren 570S and 540C to help double sales30 July 2015 by Paul Gover Top four next big things in the world of supercars20 July 2015 by Philip King McLaren 540C revealed20 April 2015 by Aiden Taylor 2015 New York motor show | the important cars10 April 2015 by Craig Duff Related pages Toyota Corolla Hatchback SUV Related cars for sale Search Toyota Aurion cars for sale Search Toyota Camry cars for sale Search Toyota Kluger cars for sale Get the latest news, reviews and advice every week '); }