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Toyota Camry Recall, Toyota Corolla Recall, Toyota Highlander Recall, Toyota RAV4 Recall, Toyota Scion Recall, Toyota Sequoia Recall, Toyota Tundra Recall, Toyota Yaris Recall

Toyota just announced a massive recall of more than 2 1/2 million motor vehicles built between 2007 and 2009, covering the Pontiac Firebird, Toyota Camry, Toyota Camry HV, Toyota Corolla, Toyota Corolla Matrix, Toyota Highlander, Toyota Highlander Hybrid, Toyota RAV4, Toyota Scion XB, Toyota Scion XD, Toyota Sequoia, Toyota Tundra, and Toyota Yaris models.

It turns out that a power window master switch  in some of these vehicles was built wrong. The electrical switch can overheat or even melt. If that happens, a vehicle fire can occur. This is a dangerous and deadly defect, so be careful - you may not want to operate your vehicle until the repair is done on it. Toyota says owners will be unable to make the repair themselves and only authorized dealers should attempt it.

Here is the recall announcement:

Vehicle Make / Model:     Model Year(s):
     PONTIAC VIBE     2009
     TOYOTA CAMRY     2007-2009
     TOYOTA CAMRY HV     2007-2009
     TOYOTA COROLLA     2009
     TOYOTA COROLLA MATRIX     2009
     TOYOTA HIGHLANDER     2008
     TOYOTA HIGHLANDER HYBRID     2008
     TOYOTA RAV4     2007-2009
     TOYOTA SCION XB     2008-2009
     TOYOTA SCION XD     2008-2009
     TOYOTA SEQUOIA     2008-2009
     TOYOTA TUNDRA     2007-2008
     TOYOTA YARIS     2007-2008
Manufacturer: Toyota Motor North America, Inc. Report Receipt Date: OCT 10, 2012
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 12V491000 NHTSA Action Number: PE12002
Component: VISIBILITY:POWER WINDOW DEVICES AND CONTROLS

2.5 million Toyota's recalled for fire danger
Potential Number of Units Affected: 2,519,424

Summary:
 Toyota is recalling certain model year 2007-2009 Camry, Camry Hybrid, RAV4, Corolla, Corolla Matrix, Tundra, Sequoia, Highlander, Highlander Hybrid, Yaris, Scion xB, Scion xD and Pontiac Vibe vehicles. The power window master switch assemblies in some of these vehicles were built using a less precise process for lubricating the internal components of the switch assemblies. Irregularities in this lubrication process may cause the power window master switch assemblies to malfunction and overheat.

Consequence:
 If the switch overheats, it may melt, possibly resulting in a fire.   

Remedy:
 Toyota will notify its owners, and dealers will inspect the switch and apply a special grease that inhibits heat build up or replace any switch damaged by the defect,

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