160,000 Camrys, Corollas in Thailand part of recall

Toyota told its nationwide dealers yesterday to inform their customers to have their Camrys and Corollas serviced to fix a malfunctioning power window switch on the driver's side.

About 160,000 units of both models produced between March 21, 2006 and May 31, 2010 in Thailand are part of Toyota Motor's global recall.

"The power window defect in the two models is a minor problem because the switch has less lubricant to smooth its movement. Adding more lubricant will fix the problem," said a source at Toyota Motor Thailand.

There have been no reports of accidents related to the power window defect in Thailand.

Toyota Motor Corp said yesterday it would recall more than 7.4 million vehicles worldwide because the faulty power window switch was a potential fire hazard, the latest in a series of setbacks that have dented the reputation of Japan's biggest automaker.

The voluntary move is the biggest single recall since Ford pulled 8 million vehicles off the road in 1996 to replace defective ignition switches that could have caused engine fires.

The recall primarily affects cars in the US, China and Europe.