Automakers probably wish recalls followed the same principles as lightning; unfortunately, Toyota has been struck with its second major recall in three years.
This time, 2.5 million cars have been recalled in the U.S. due to driver's side door fires caused by faulty power window master switches, according totoyota.com. For reference, the master switch is the button on the driver's side door that, if pushed, will block passengers from using their respective power windows.
Here's the list of cars involved in the recall:
• 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
Aol Autos reports 160-plus fires have been attributed to the faulty switches, including eight injuries.
The mega-automaker is urging affected owners to bring their cars into local Toyota dealerships to correct the potentially dangerous problem.
"The recall remedy will involve an inspection, switch disassembly, and application of special fluorine grease," said Toyota rep Brian Lyons in a prepared statement. "The switch inspection and repair will be performed at no charge to the vehicle owner."
Toyota's other major recall came in 2009 after several of its models inexplicably accelerated, causing accidents, injuries and several fatalities.