Toyota recalls 7.43 million vehicles
Toyota is recalling 7.43 million vehicles worldwide over a faulty power-window switch. The recall affects more than a dozen models produced from 2005 through 2010 and includes about 240,000 vehicles in Canada.
Toyota says the driver-side power-window switch didn't have grease applied evenly during production, causing friction in the switch and sometimes smoke.
Recalled in North America are the Yaris, Corolla, Matrix, Camry, RAV-4, Highlander, Tundra, Sequoia and Scion models x-B and x-D, spanning 2.47 million vehicles.
No crashes or injuries have been reported due to the problem, but more than 200 problems were reported in the United States, and a fewer number reported elsewhere, including 39 cases in Japan.
Some 460-thousand vehicles are being recalled in Japan and the massive recall also applies to cars sold in Australia, China and elsewhere in Asia and the Middle East.
Toyota has been trying to fix its reputation after a series of massive recalls of 14 million vehicles over several years.