Check to see if your ride is part of this huge new Toyota recall
The latest recall from Toyota is one of the company’s largest ever. The recall hits the company’s most popular models and many other models as well. The problem is the grease that is used on the power window switch. Toyota says that in vehicles that did not get just the right amount, overheating an occur. One minor injury has been reported.
The affected vehicles are the following:
• 2007 and 2009 Camry and Camry Hybrid
• 2009-2011 Corolla
• 2008-2011 Highlander and Highlander Hybrid
• 2009-2011 Matrix
• 2006-2011 RAV4
• 2009-2011 Sequoia
• 2009-2011 Tundra
• 2006-2010 Yaris
• 2009-2011 Scion xB
• 2009-2010 Scion xD
Like with all recalls, Toyota is required by law to notify owners by first class mail. That ridiculous method is likely to leave many owners without a heads up. To see right now if your vehicle is affected by this recall click this link and input your vehicle’s VIN.
Two million vehicles have the defect according to Toyota. That is about half the number of Toyota’s largest recall in 2009 for a floor mat refit (just one related to sudden acceleration). Although a huge number, it is much smaller than the approximately 31 million GM ignition switch-related recalls and 38 million vehicles affected by the Takata airbag issue that many manufacturers shared.
Image Note: The image is of the writer's Highlander and is one of affected parts.