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Toyota recalls 22,000 units of various models

Toyota Motor Philippines Corp. is recalling 22,000 units of various models that are available in the Philippines.

In a statement sent via e-mail, Toyota said it is recalling Camry, Corolla, RAV4, Vios and Yaris models because of faulty electric windows. These models are mostly manufactured in Japan and Thailand.

“In line with our commitment to produce safety and quality, Toyota has initiated a Special Service Campaign (SSC) for specific Camry, Corolla, RAV4, Vios and Yaris models produced from 2006 to 2010,” the company said.

The move is part of Toyota’s worldwide recall of 7.4 million vehicles, the company’s largest for a single part.

The affected vehicles have a sliding electrical contact point in the driver’s side power window master switch that may experience a “notchy” or “sticking feeling” during operation which causes the button to get stuck.

Toyota warned that if vehicles are serviced in non-Toyota dealer and commercially available lubricant is used, the switch assembly may  melt.

The recall in the Philippines is part of a global recall of 7.43 million vehicles.

Toyota said it  is already starting to identify and inform owners of affected vehicles. Riza T. Olchondra

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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000122755258 Alver Makabali

     ”Toyota said it  is already starting to identify and inform owners of affected vehicles. ” what if your not the first owner? can toyota acknowledge the new owner(second hand owner) that has no record?

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_NPV7TOHIJPG3UMTLQDTHLQJR7Y Jack

      if your toyota car is one of those recalled models, TMPC must repair or replace it irregardless of whoever is the owner now. TMPC should have said it simply to bring their affected vehicles to their nearest Toyota dealers to repair/replace the defective part.

  • It’s No Time To Doubt Now

    Many of these models predating 2006 sold in the Philippines also have the same defective power windows. Their inhouse mechanics openly admit that. Toyota’s recall in China goes further back to 2004 models. In fact, Toyota China started their recall back in 2009. The fact that Toyota Philippines chose to keep quiet about this defect for so long should be a cause for concern. It will be another blow to Toyota’s reputation should documents come to light that their recall is being applied selectively. Just because the Philippines has weaker consumer safety protection laws and enforcement should not be license for Toyota to shirk responsibility.

    The Toyota-Kata has come a long way from good to bad.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/NEYEA2ISXCNDUUYAOVODRLA5BQ Timothy

      kaya pala laging nasisira yung power window ng 2006 vios ko…=(

  • http://argggh.why.me/ Kilabot ng mga Balahibo

    Is the Altis part of the recall?

    is Altis a Corolla? Just wondering.

    • lanzthirteen

       I believe its full name is Toyota Corolla Altis.

      • http://argggh.why.me/ Kilabot ng mga Balahibo

        heck, im suppose to pick up mine from service bay after repairs. wonder how long they will have the parts available for the switch.

      • http://argggh.why.me/ Kilabot ng mga Balahibo

        called tyt pasong tamo.

        no word yet from tyt phils. left name and number.

        its a switch that could start a fire. i dunno the likelihood of it happening but worse case that happened so far is a whole car burning.

        what if your wife or daughter was driving it, shouldnt you do something at least..

        things i ponder.

        anyway, i ought to tell them not to use the master switch for the driver side windows.

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