(NEW YORK) — Toyota announced Wednesday that it is recalling over seven million vehicles worldwide due to a faulty power window switch on the driver’s side.
The Japanese automaker said an uneven application of fluorine grease during the assembly of the switches may cause them to feel “notchy or sticky” when used.
In a statement, Toyota warned, “If commercially available lubricants are applied to the switch in an attempt to address the ‘notchy’ or sticky feel, melting of the switch assembly or smoke could occur and lead to a fire under some circumstances.”
No accidents have been reported as a result of this issue, the automaker said.
In the U.S. alone, the recall affects about 2.5 million cars. To see which models need repair, click here.
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