Toyota has authorized a recall to fix a power window switch in 6.5 million vehicles worldwide. Of the total, about 2.7 million are in North America, 1.2 million in Europe and 600,000 in Japan. The recall only affects cars produced between 2005 and 2010. Toyota explained that modules in a switch related to the electric window might have been lubricated inconsistently during manufacturing. Debris caused by wear from the electrical contact points can accumulate and cause a short circuit. That could cause the switch assembly to overheat and melt and potentially cause a fire. The automaker said it had received 11 reports of burnt door trim and one report from the U.S. of a customer who suffered a burn on their hand. The company is not aware of any crashes caused by the problem.
This is the latest in a string of recalls by the carmaker. Toyota has already recalled 10 million cars globally that were fitted with faulty air bags linked to a number of injuries and deaths.
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