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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)

"Owners of vehicles covered by this safety recall will receive an owner notification letter via first class mail starting in late October 2012. The repair will take approximately one hour depending on the dealer’s work schedule," according to the company website.

Siwanoy October 11, 2012 at 06:39 PM
is that you quoting yourself from 2011? http://www.camryforums.com/forum/general-tech-8/07-camry-oil-consumption-3696/page11/ funny how you cut off the end of the post... "I have owned many Toyotas over the last 25 years, all with over 70k miles on them when I bought them and over 150k when I sold them and none of them burned this much oil, this is not normal and Toyota had better step up and fix this problem or they will (judging by the amount of people on the web with this problem) be loseing alot of future customers, which I don't think they can afford with their track record over the last few years. " so it seems like you (or the poster you took the words from) had many Toyota's, but had a problem with only 1.
Siwanoy October 11, 2012 at 06:41 PM
Its interesting how you also mention America all the time... these sludge issues happen a lot more here then they do in other countries actually. In the struggle to pass tougher federal emissions specifications, car manufacturers have raised engine operating temperatures and increased exhaust gas recirculation (EGR). In 1996, tighter federal emissions standards were enacted. Fuel mixtures have to run leaner, and leaner mixtures cause higher combustion temperatures. When nitrogen in the air is raised to higher temperatures it is converted into new contaminant cocktails. By 1997, sludge is appearing as a major problem. New "long-life" antifreeze was introduced in 1995 to reduce the amount of chemical pollution in our environment. But longer 100,000-mile radiator service intervals often leads drivers to neglect their cooling systems. Worn-out coolant takes on an electrical charge that chemically acts like acid on engine parts. Depleted coolant also results in higher engine temperatures. Federal pressures for more fuel economy in cars and trucks led car manufacturers to design engines for lower viscosity motor oils. Lighter oils tend to break down faster under urban driving conditions. The more you know...
Tom Falconieri October 11, 2012 at 11:20 PM
And further more they said the switch design was flawed and TOYOTA IGNORED THEM!!! So tell me about the SLUDGE. Was that an American company also!!!!
Tom Falconieri October 11, 2012 at 11:33 PM
Siwanoy 2:41 pm on Thursday, October 11, 2012 Its interesting how you also mention America all the time... these sludge issues happen a lot more here then they do in other countries actually. In the struggle to pass tougher federal emissions specifications, car manufacturers have raised engine operating temperatures and increased exhaust gas recirculation (EGR). In 1996, tighter federal emissions standards were enacted. Fuel mixtures have to run leaner, and leaner mixtures cause higher combustion temperatures. When nitrogen in the air is raised to higher temperatures it is converted into new contaminant cocktails. By 1997, sludge is appearing as a major problem. New "long-life" antifreeze was introduced in 1995 to reduce the amount of chemical pollution in our environment. But longer 100,000-mile radiator service intervals often leads drivers to neglect their cooling systems. Worn-out coolant takes on an electrical charge that chemically acts like acid on engine parts. Depleted coolant also results in higher engine temperatures. Federal pressures for more fuel economy in cars and trucks led car manufacturers to design engines for lower viscosity motor oils. Lighter oils tend to break down faster under urban driving conditions. The more you know... YOU ARE DELUSIONAL. You dont not have a clue and i dont have the time nor do you have the brain power to understand these issues.
Tom Falconieri October 12, 2012 at 01:26 AM
. these sludge issues happen a lot more here then they do in other countries actually. EXPLAIN THIS AS THE OIL DESIGNATIONS ARE EXACTLY THE SAME????? In the struggle to pass tougher federal emissions specifications, car manufacturers have raised engine operating temperatures and increased exhaust gas recirculation Has nothing to do with sludge. But on a greater note GM does not use EGR VALVES FOR SEVERAL YEARS. Fuel mixtures have to run leaner, WRONG. Modern cats and better combustion chambers and higher CR makes this statement completely WRONG By 1997, sludge is appearing as a major problem. NOPE Gm has the best PCV systems to combat this and their engines do not SLUDGE Worn-out coolant takes on an electrical charge that chemically acts like acid on engine parts. Depleted coolant also results in higher engine temperatures. Somewhat true but has nothing to do with engine oil sludge. Cooling systems perform flawlessly on GM cars as the coolant is designed to not INSULATE THE BLOCK AND INTERNALD Better get a better web site to COPY AND PASTE. Because this is BS. GM FORD AND CHRYSLER engined do not sludge with proper matinance Foreign cars are a JOKE. When you have turned wrenches for 48 YEARS then come to me and we will talk. Other than that explain the HEAD GASKET FAILURE ON SUBARU and oil consumption on just about every foreign car on the planet. TOYOTA is the worst car in the world and their recalls prove it and their engine failures are a reality.

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