Toyota Recalling 7.43m Cars Worldwide

Japanese auto company Toyota is recalling 7.43 million cars worldwide after discovering that issues with the power window switch could lead to armrest fires. Unevenly applied grease seems to be at the heart of the issues; the grease is applied for lubrication purposes, but it could become carbonized and lead to excess heat, which could in turn lead to melting, smoking, or even fires breaking out.

The problem isn’t limited to one series of Toyota vehicles, infecting some of the cheapest all the way to some of the most expensive models the company produces. The U.S. will see approximately 2.5 million vehicles affected and recalled, including the Yaris, RAV4, Camry, Camry Hybrid, Highlander, and Corolla. Europe and China will see 1.4 million recalls, 650,000 in Australia, 500,000 in the Middle East, and 450,000 in Japan.

Fortunately, the issue hasn’t led to any accidents. If you suspect your car may be affected, you can check your VIN number at Toyota’s recall site. The company will begin contacting owners in late October. Of course, the repair will be free of charge.

via Slash Gear

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