none

TOYOTA RECALLS UP TO 300,000 CARS THAT ‘MAY POSE A FIRE RISK’

23-10-2015
by 
in 

Toyota Australia is recalling 300,000 vehicles as part of a global recall of 6.5 million vehicles over a power window glitch that presented a fire risk.

The company says it is not yet certain of the number of local vehicles affected, saying in a statement it expects “less than 300,000 vehicles will be involved.”

The affected models will include the Yaris, Corolla, Camry, Aurion, Kluger and RAV4 produced between August 2005 - August 2006 and January 2009 - December 2010.2005 and 2010, the company said.

It is the latest in a string of such moves by the Japanese car giant.

In recent months, Toyota has recalled nearly 10 million vehicles outfitted with defective air bags linked to several deaths globally.

A driver's side power window master switch could short circuit and cause parts to overheat and melt, Toyota said in an email.

“In the worst case, a melting switch can produce smoke and potentially lead to a fire,” the statement said.

Toyota says it will notify impacted owners and ask them to make an appointment at a Toyota dealer.

The carmaker says owners affected by a previous power window switch recall in 2012 will not be impacted by the new recall.

About 2.7 million affected vehicles were sold in North America and 1.2 million in Europe.

The company said it had not received reports of accidents or injuries tied to the defect.

Related news & editorials

  1. 18.07.2018
    18.07.2018
    by      In
    Australia’s only dedicated trade event for the electronics industry will this year be held in Sydney in September. Electronex – The Electronics Design and Assembly Expo will be staged on 5th and 6th September at Rosehill Gardens Event Centre with free parking for visitors.
    The expo is now in its... Read More
  2. 18.07.2018
    18.07.2018
    by      In
    Australia could lead the world in the re-use and recycling of lithium-ion batteries, according to a new CSIRO report. The report, “Lithium battery recycling in Australia”, says that the current low battery recycling rates can be overcome through better understanding of the importance of recycling,... Read More
  3. 18.07.2018
    18.07.2018
    by      In
    Australia’s electric vehicle charging specialist Tritium has received an order for the first 12 Veefil-RT 50kW DC fast chargers to form a new electric car charging network across Hungary.
    The order is from NKM Mobilitas, a subsidiary of the Hungarian state utilities provider, which plans to install... Read More
  4. 16.07.2018
    16.07.2018
    by      In
    NSW-based Ranger Lifting is set to mark 20 years in business at a brand new facility in Prestons, outside Sydney on Saturday 22nd September 2018.
    The lifting and rigging equipment supplier, which also recently opened a site in Melbourne, will combine the grand opening of its new headquarters, 40km... Read More