Toyota Vietnam recalls cars for faulty windows

Hanoi, Jan 9 (IANS) Toyota Vietnam announced that it was recalling 19,616 vehicles for checking, repairing and replacing of power window master switch.

Friday’s announcement was part of the mass safety recall of around two million vehicles worldwide for various models. In Vietnam, the models include Corolla, Vios and Yaris, Xinhua reported.

The Power Window Master Switch in the involved vehicles may have been manufactured with insufficient lubricant grease.

If not enough grease is applied, under certain conditions, the switch may develop a short circuit that can cause the switch assembly to overheat and melt.

A melting switch can produce smoke and potentially lead to a fire, according to the website of Toyota.

Earlier in December, 2015, Toyota Vietnam recalled over 3,800 made-in-Vietnam Vios cars to check and replace inflator module of the front passenger airbag.

In April, 2014, it also announced to recall 42,772 vehicles for checking and replacing of the spiral cable of driver’s airbag.

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