Toyota to recall millions of vehicles

Toyota has decided to recall around 7.43 million cars worldwide after it emerged that a faulty switch may stop working in certain models made between 2005 and 2010.

The problem affects a variety of models including the Corolla, Camry, Auris, Rav-4 and Yaris in Europe, the same models plus the Matrix, Sequoia, Tundra, Highlander and Scion models xB and xD in North America and the Ractis, Belta, Ist, Auris, Vitz and Corolla Lumimon in Japan.

Other cars in Australia, China, the Middle East and throughout Asia are also said to suffer from the same issue and, while no injuries have been sustained and no accidents have occurred as a result, the manufacturer still wants to recall the vehicles.

The Japanese car giant has revealed that the fault with the power-window switch on the driver's side is caused by an uneven application of grease when the cars were originally produced and that this can cause friction and potentially smoke to be created.

And, given the possibility for the problem to cause a mechanical breakdown in the driver's side door, Toyota has made the decision to contact owners and attempt to recall the affected models en-masse.

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