8:59 PM EDT, October 10, 2012
It's a little button that could pose a big problem. That's why Toyota announced Wednesday it is recalling more than two million vehicles in the U.S.
The recall affects the power window master switch which is on the driver's side of the car. Over time these buttons can get sticky so some people will use lubricants to fix it.
But some solutions have had bad reactions with the grease under the window switch. In about 200 cases, the window switches have started smoking and caused a fire.
Haley Toyota in Roanoke was notified by the manufacturer. It's already received calls from concerned drivers.
Toyota says it's a voluntary recall. The government is not requiring Toyota to recall vehicles. The company will send letters to owners later this month. Drivers then have the option to get the window switch fixed.
"We'll bring them in, we'll inspect the switches, put the proper lubrication on it," say Chuck Baker with Haley Toyota, "It's about an hour fix and it will be at no charge to the customer."
James Potter owns a 2007 Yaris which is included in the recall. He plans to get it fixed as soon as possible.
"I'll take advantage of it," says Potter, "I'll follow up on this because I don't wanna take any potential chances. It would be very unnerving to have any type of smoke billowing up from the window well."
Potter has never had any problems with his Yaris but he says it's better to be safe than sorry.
Here's a list of the recalled vehicles:
• 2007 to 2008 Yaris
• 2007 to 2009 RAV4
• 2007 to 2009 Tundra
• 2007 to 2009 Camry
• 2007 to 2009 Camry Hybrid
• 2008 to 2009 Scion xD
• 2008 to 2009 Scion xB
• 2008 to 2009 Sequoia
• 2008 Highlander
• 2008 Highlander Hybrid
• 2009 Corolla
• 2009 Matrix
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