Toyota’s total recall

October 11th, 2012

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7.4 million cars to be recalled worldwide, including 16,000 in Denmark, as ‘faulty window switch’ has potential fire hazard

In what will be the largest single car recall since 1996, Toyota is set to call in millions of its cars worldwide in order to fix a faulty window switch in twelve different models. The recall is expected to affect some 16,000 vehicles in Denmark.

In a statement, the giant Japanese car manufacturer assured consumers that there is no threat of an imminent danger, but warned against trying to tackle the problem without professional assistance.

“If commercially available lubricants are applied to the switch … melting of the switch assembly or smoke could occur and lead to a fire under certain circumstances,” the statement read.

This was affirmed by Anders Tystrup, the Danish press spokesperson for Toyota, who warned of potential overheating and melting if the wrong lubricant is used on the faulty switch.

The giant Japanese car manufacturer has publicly come out to reassure its consumers that as of yet, there have been no reported incidents of injury or death.

Danish consumers should expect a letter within the next six weeks from the national vehicle tax authorities telling Toyota owners how to go about getting their vehicle repaired.

The affected Toyota models in Denmark are the Auris, Corolla, RAV4 and the Yaris (sold from October 2006 to December 2008). The repairs are said to take one hour to fix.


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