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Toyota recalling 138,000 cars over window switch.

TOYOTA is recalling 138,000 Yaris, Auris and RAV4 cars in the UK over a potential electric window switch fault.

It involves the electrical contact in the driver's side power window master switch which, the Japanese manufacturer says, may over time come to feel notchy or sticky during operation.

Toyota says that if commercially available cleaning lubricants are applied to the switch to address the problem, the switch assembly may overheat and possibly melt.

There has been only one related case in the UK and no reported accidents.

All affected owners are being contacted by Toyota GB and asked to make an appointment to bring their car to their nearest Toyota centre.

The dealer will check the operation of the switch and if operating properly it will be given a special, non-conducting lubrication.

If the switch is notchy it will be replaced with a new unit.

Toyota says the work should take no more than one hour and will be carried out free of charge.

Japanese rival Honda has also recalled 77,000 CR-V models built at its Swindon factory between 2002 and 2006 due to an electrical fault with the master switch for the electric windows.
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Publication:Huddersfield Daily Examiner (Huddersfield, England)
Date:Oct 26, 2012
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