Toyota Recalls 6.5 Million Cars

Posted: Oct 21 2015, 3:12am CDT | by , Updated: Oct 21 2015, 10:19pm CDT, in News | Cars & Vehicles

Toyota Recalls 6.5 million Cars

Japanese car maker Toyota recalls 6.5 million cars and it's not the airbags this time.

Toyota just announced that it will recall 6.5 million cars. This time it is not about faulty airbags. The recall is about faulty window switches that can cause fire.

The problematic window switch affects Toyota cars including the Corolla, Camry, RAV4, Tundra, Sequoia, Scion, Highlander, Yaris and more.

This new massive Toyota recall affects cars made between 2005 and 2011.

About 2 million of the recalled cars in North America and 1.2 million are located in Europe.

Toyota just released the new Toyota Mirai in the United States. The timing of yet another recall is not ideal. Toyota already had to recall 10 million cars recently because of the airbag issues that affected many car makers.

Toyota says that the problem in the Power Window Master Switch in the recalled cars may have been manufactured with insufficient lubricant grease. If not enough grease is 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.

The car maker already had a similar recall with 2007 to 2009 models as well. Owners will be notified via first class mail. Toyota dealers will check the switch and apply heat-resistant grease. If the switch is not working correctly, an internal circuit board will be replaced.

Toyota also jumped on the Back To The Future Day today unveiling a Tacoma Truck that Marty McFly would have loved.

Toyota has treated Back to the Future fans to a reunion of Michael J. Fox And Christopher Lloyd. In a 5-minute video, Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd discuss the things Back To The Future II has predicted right about 2015. Watch the video below.

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