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Recall 15V689000

Driver's Door Power Window Switch Overheats And Melts

Recall Details

The driver's side power window master switch may lack enough proper lubricant to protect the sliding electrical contacts of the switch. This can cause a short circuit of the switch, leading to overheating and melting of the switch. Dealers will inspect the switches and apply lubricant to them if no abnormality is found. If a problem is found, the switch circuit board will be replaced. These inspections and repairs will be performed free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

The driver's side power window master switch may overheat and melt, causing a possible fire hazard.

What Should You Do?

Recalls on your General Motors, Toyota or Scion vehicle must be performed by a General Motors, Toyota or Scion dealership, respectively. General Motors, Toyota and Scion will notify their respective owners of affected vehicles in December 2015. If you do not receive a notification, but wish to check to see if your vehicle is included, please contact one of the respective manufacturer dealerships. They will also check for any other uncompleted recalls on your vehicle. For best results, be prepared to provide your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to the service department consultant you speak with.

Electrical & Lights, October 22, 2015

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
October 22, 2015
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
2,000,000
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
15V689000
Component
VISIBILITY
Summary
Toyota Motor Company (Toyota) is recalling certain model year 2009-2011 Tundra, Sequoia, Corolla, Corolla Matrix and Scion xB, 2008-2011 Highlander and Highlander Hybrid, 2007 Camry and Camry Hybrid, 2009 Camry and Camry Hybrid, 2006-2011 RAV4, 2006-2010 Yaris, and 2009-2010 Scion xD and Pontiac Vibe vehicles. During the manufacturing of the Power Window Master Switch (PWMS), grease lubricant may have been inconsistently applied to the sliding electrical contacts.
Consequence
If the sliding electrical contacts are not protected by lubricant, debris and moisture that get into the switch may cause a short circuit and the switch assembly may overheat and melt, increasing the risk of a fire.
Remedy
Toyota will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the switch, applying a lubricant if no abnormality is found. If abnormality is found, the PWMS circuit board will be replaced, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin December 20, 2015. Owners may contact Toyota customer service at 1-800-331-4331. Toyota's number for this recall is C0M.
Notify
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
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