Toyota Recalls More Than 7 Million Vehicles Because Of Potential Fire Hazards

October 10, 2012
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Toyota is recalling more than “7.4 million vehicles worldwide as a faulty power window switch was a potential fire hazard, the latest in a series of setbacks that have dented the reputation of Japan’s biggest automaker.ince Ford pulled 8 million vehicles off the road in 1996 to replace defective ignition switches that could have caused engine fires,” says Reuters News.

“Toyota has battled its way back from multiple difficulties since 2008, including a series of recalls involving more than 10 million of its vehicles in 2009-11, and crippled supply chains from last year’s earthquake and tsunami in Japan and floods in Thailand. It posted its biggest quarterly operating profit in four years in April-June.”

“The firm regained its crown as the world’s best-selling automaker in the first half year and expects to sell 9.76 million cars and light trucks globally this year, including the Daihatsu and Hino brands.”

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3 Responses to Toyota Recalls More Than 7 Million Vehicles Because Of Potential Fire Hazards

  1. Xmus on October 10, 2012 at 2:56 pm

    So uh… what vehicles were affected?

    • George Gombossy on October 10, 2012 at 4:42 pm

      The vehicles recalled outside Japan include some models of the Yaris, Vios, Corolla, Matrix, Auris, Camry, RAV4, Highlander, Tundra, Sequoia, xB and xD produced between 2005 and 2010.

  2. Patricia Carbone on October 13, 2012 at 1:37 pm

    George:
    I have a 2007 Corolla – how do I find out
    if I need a “fix?” Sure hate to call the
    dealer…they always find 10 more things
    they need to do!

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