Consumer Protection Department: 13,000 cars in Qatar affected by Toyota recall
Toyota’s agent in Qatar has recalled some 13,000 cars to fix a faulty power window switch that could serve as a fire risk, QNA reports.
Because grease was applied unevenly to the driver’s side window during production, friction in the switch sometimes causes smoke, Toyota said.
According to the Ministry of Business’ Consumer Protection Department, the list of affected cars includes:
- 3,210 Corollas manufactured between 2006 and 2010;
- 8,045 2010 Camrys;
- 146 Sequoias made from 2007 to 2008; and
- 741 Yaris manufactured between 2006 and 2010.
Abdullah Abdul Ghani Company, Toyota’s agent in Qatar, said the problem can be fixed in 45 minutes and cannot lead to engine malfunction.
Toyota announced a voluntary global recall of more than 7 million cars last week in the latest test of its image as a quality vehicle manufacturer.
Though there have been no reported crashes or injuries from the flaw, some 200 problems were reported in United States, and more cases elsewhere, Toyota spokesman Joichi Tachikawa told the CBC.
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