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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.

Tom Falconieri October 11, 2012 at 12:20 AM
Their is a sucker born every day. And they BUY TOYOTA'S.
Rodney D. October 11, 2012 at 02:16 AM
More tea bag brilliance, keep dragging those knucles tommy tunes..... There, their, they're.................... multiple choice.
Tom Falconieri October 11, 2012 at 09:42 AM
https://www.google.com/search?q=toyota+sludge&hl=en&client=firefox-a&hs=Nov&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&channel=fflb&prmd=imvnsfd&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=JpN2UI-TE4eE9QSNjIGwAQ&ved=0CCsQsAQ&biw=1280&bih=608 If you lived to be a THOUSAND YEARS OLD you would not know a pittance of what i know about cars. Better back off on this one SKIPPY. TOYOTA is the biggest piece of junk ever to be bestowed on the DUMB AMERICAN CAR BUYERS. Just look at their recalls and their SLUDGE ISSUES and we will go from their. I know you HATE AMERICA CROWD HATE AMERICAN CARS BUT LOOK AT THE NICE PHOTOS SKIPPY.
Tom Falconieri October 11, 2012 at 09:49 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hcU6kR-ov6k I know you have EYES. Better look real good SKIPPY. And this sludge issue is not just an issue with TOYOTA. NISSAN VOLVO SUBARU AND most all japanese cars including improper RINGS in most of these engines. And lets not leave out SUBARU which eats HEAD GASKETS. TEA BAG BRILLIANCE. No just one of the most knowleggeable car guy you will ever come across. WHEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!
Tom Falconieri October 11, 2012 at 10:16 AM
I recently bought a 2006 RAV4 with the 2.4L with 55k miles and its burning 1 Quart per 1k miles, I took it to the dealer and they said it is within the Toyota tolerance, But they are doing a oil consumption test to document it and turn the results over to Toyota to see if they will do anything about it. My friend owns a garage and said this is not normal, he looked up a TSB on his maintenance computer for this motor and Toyota has changed the pt# for the short block, probably because they redesigned the block because they know there is a problem. YOU BET they used the wrong RINGS and they are not the only foreign car company that has this issue. You see you HATE AMERICA CROWD dont understand that this country builds the best cars. But then again you are a LIBERAL AND LIBERALS HAVE MELTED BRAINS!!!
Joe Sixpack October 11, 2012 at 12:51 PM
Guess those know nothing commies at consumer reports has it all wrong again..... 2012 ratings: Driven by what Consumer Reports called "wave of impressive redesigned models in the last few years," Subaru earned the top score overall in the magazine's report cards for 2012 for 13 major automakers. The report cards -- in the April issue due on sale March 6 -- are based on performance, comfort, utility, and reliability in the magazine's testing and consumer survey. CR praised the redesigned Legacy and Outback, and particularly the just redone 2012 Impreza, which is now CR's top pick in the small-sedan class. The Subaru brand's average road-test score of 82 is the highest in CR's analysis. Honda, winner for the past four years, slipped to fourth among the 13 makers, behind Mazda and Toyota. CR said it suffered from "several redesigned models -- including the Civic and Odyssey-- that didn't measure up to their predecessors."
Tom Falconieri October 11, 2012 at 05:14 PM
GREAT keep buying the load of garbage i am getting RICHER BY THE MINUTE. I could care less what consumers has to say. THEY DONT FIX CARS!!! By the way have you looked at the SLUDGE ON THOSE CARS. Take a ride over to SUBARU in Danbury and see all the engines sprawled all over the shop floor. They are dropping like FLY'S!!!
Tom Falconieri October 11, 2012 at 05:16 PM
Many Subaru owners have been faced with the dreaded head gasket failure on their Subaru. There has been much discussion about what the problem is, why it happened etc. I would like to discuss another subject that doesn’t come up often. Is there any way Subaru will pay for my head gasket repair and how do I get them to do it? Let’s start out with a few basics and work from there. When you first purchase your Subaru it comes with a factory backed warranty. A 3 year/36,000 mile bumper to bumper and a 5 year 60,000 mile powertrain warranty is standard. If you have head gasket failure within that time you are one of the lucky ones. Once that warranty expires you’re on your own.
Tom Falconieri October 11, 2012 at 05:28 PM
I GUESS THOSE RECALLS AER NONSENSE. Does consumers research the massive recalls these cars have. TOYOTA has the highest recalls on the entire planet and dangerous ones. They are the champion of BAD CARS. But why am i even discussing this with YOU. Clearly you dont have a clue what a good car is any way. If you are defending these GARBAGE CARS CLEARLY YOU ARE MISS INFORMED. By the way consumers is people feed back. And basically american car buyers would not know a good car if their life depended on it. And driving one may just do that!!!
Siwanoy October 11, 2012 at 06:32 PM
hate to burst your bubble tom, but the switches were made and assembled in the US by Tokai-Rika USA
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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