11 October 2012 / Recalls
Toyota is advising that a number of its vehicles are subject to a Power Window Master Switch recall.
There are 21,145 affected vehicles sold new in New Zealand and these were manufactured between the following dates:
�Camry - March 2006 to April 2010
�Corolla - October 2006 to May 2010
�Highlander - February 2007 to April 2010
�RAV4 - September 2006 to May 2010
�Yaris - February 2006 to April 2010
An unspecified number of vehicles sold as used imports may also be involved.
In the affected units the sliding electrical contact module in the driver's side Power Window Master Switch may experience a "notchy" or sticking feeling during operation.
Toyota New Zealand General Manager of Customer Services, Spencer Morris says customers should not apply commercially available lubricants to fix the "notchy" or sticky feel as a short circuit causing melting or smoking of the switch assembly could occur.
"Owners of vehicles affected will receive a notification letter and are advised to arrange to have an authorised Toyota dealer inspect the Power Window Master Switch and, if required, they will apply a specialised grease," says Mr Morris. "If the dealer determines the electrical circuit board in the Power Window Master Switch has been affected then they will replace the switch."
Mr Morris advises vehicle owners the remedial action will take approximately one hour, and will be at no cost to customers.