TORONTO, ON., October 21, 2015 – Toyota Canada Inc. (TCI) today announced that it is conducting a safety recall related to the driver’s side Power Window Master Switch. The VIN range (total number) of possibly affected vehicles is subject to confirmation and will be separately notified to Transport Canada as soon as it becomes available. The involved vehicles include certain:
The Power Window Master Switch in the involved vehicles may have been manufactured with insufficient lubricant grease. If sufficient grease is not applied, under certain conditions the switch may develop a short circuit that can cause the switch assembly to overheat and melt. A melting switch can produce smoke and potentially lead to a fire.
Toyota previously recalled certain 2007-2009 model year vehicles for a similar condition. This Safety Recall adds vehicles not previously involved in the prior action that utilized an alternative lubricant application method.
Owners of the involved vehicles will be notified by first class mail. Toyota dealers will inspect the switch and apply heat-resistant grease. If the switch is not operating normally, the switch circuit board will be replaced.
Information about automotive recalls, including but not limited to the list of involved vehicles, is subject to change over time. For the most up-do-date Safety Recall information on Toyota and Scion vehicles, customers should check their vehicle’s status by visiting toyota.ca/recall or scion.ca/recall and entering the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN). For any additional questions, customer support is also available by calling Toyota Customer Interaction Centre at 1-888-TOYOTA-8 (1-888-869-6828) or Scion Canada’s Customer Interaction Centre at 1-866-9-SCION-1 (1-866-972-4661).
About Toyota Canada Inc.
Toyota Canada Inc. (TCI) is the exclusive Canadian distributor of Toyota, Lexus and Scion vehicles. Toyota has sold over 4.6 million vehicles in Canada through a national network of 285 Toyota, Lexus and Scion dealerships. Toyota is dedicated to bringing safety, quality, dependability and reliability in the vehicles Canadians drive and the service they receive. TCI’s head office is located in Toronto, with regional offices in Vancouver, Calgary, Montreal and Halifax and parts distribution centres in Toronto and Vancouver. Toyota operates two manufacturing facilities in Canada which build popular Canadian vehicles: Toyota RAV4, Toyota Corolla, Lexus RX 350 and RX 450h hybrid and celebrated production of its 6 millionth vehicle.
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