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Massive Toyota Recall Because Of Car Fire Risk

2.5 million cars in the U.S. affected by faulty door switch - Subaru and General Motors could be involved as well

Toyota is recalling 7.5 million cars worldwide - 2.5 million of them in the U.S. - because of a faulty door switch that could result in car fires. 

It's the automaker's largest recall since the sudden acceleration recalls in 2009 and 2010.

Consumers reported smelling smoke, and within seconds there were flames coming from the driver's side door.

Subaru and General Motors share the same supplier for the part as Toyota.

Here are the models and years affected, according to toyota.com:

• 2007 to 2008 Yaris (approx. 110,300) 
• 2007 to 2009 RAV4 (approx. 336,400)
• 2007 to 2009 Tundra (approx. 337,100)
• 2007 to 2009 Camry (approx. 938,100)
• 2007 to 2009 Camry Hybrid (approx. 116,800)
• 2008 to 2009 Scion xD (approx. 34,400)
• 2008 to 2009 Scion xB (approx. 77,500)
• 2008 to 2009 Sequoia (approx. 38,500)
• 2008 Highlander (approx. 135,400)
• 2008 Highlander Hybrid (approx. 23,200)
• 2009 Corolla (approx. 270,900)
• 2009 Matrix (approx. 53,800)

There are several Toyota dealerships in the Summit area:

Autoland

170 Route 22 East

Springfield

 

Route 22 Toyota

109 U.S. 22

Hillside

ms. grace December 27, 2012 at 12:00 PM
I love toyotas so much. Sorry 2 hear of so many defaults. I want 2 get a toyota truck but is it safe?
ms. grace December 27, 2012 at 12:05 PM
I love toyota's so much. I want toyota truck but is it safe?

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