File photo of a Toyota logo in a showroom at a Toyota dealership in Warsaw
File photo of a Toyota logo in a showroom at a Toyota dealership in WarsawReuters

Toyota Motor Corp has announced a recall of 6.5 million vehicles globally to fix a problem with the power window switch.

The recall includes models like Yaris/Vitz subcompact, Corolla, Camry and others. The company will call back about 2.7 million cars in North America, 1.2 million in Europe, and 600,000 in Japan for the repair, as reported by Reuters. The recall has been issued for the vehicles that were produced between January 2005 and December 2010. Other models affected include Matrix, RAV4, Highlander, Tundra, Sequoia and Scion xB.

Announcing the recall, Toyota maintained that there are no reported rashes by the glitch, adding that the modules in the power window master switch may have been lubricated inconsistently during the manufacturing process. Debris can accumulate during this process and result in a short circuit, which in turn could cause the switch assembly to overheat and melt, leading to a fire.

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