Toyota Recalls Over-Lubricated Windows On 690,000 Cars
SHANGHAI (AP) — Toyota Motor Corp. is recalling nearly 690,000 of its China-made vehicles after finding problems with their electric window controls, China's quality watchdog says.
The recall involves 407,503 Camry and Yaris passenger cars made by Toyota's joint venture with Guangzhou Automobile Group. Tianjin FAW Toyota is recalling 280,811 Vios and Corollas for the same reason, said a notice by the Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine.
The notice, dated Aug. 18, was posted Sunday on the agency's Web site.
Staff contacted Monday at Toyota's headquarters in Japan said the company had no comment on the recall.
The notice said that due to excessive lubrication, the window switches could short out, possibly causing them to catch fire or otherwise malfunction.
Owners of the affected cars can contact Toyota beginning Tuesday to get faulty window switches replaced for free, the notice said.