Toyota recalling 10k vehicles to fix wiper switches

October 12, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Filed under: Sedan , Recalls , Toyota Toyota has announced a voluntary recall covering approximately 10,000 cars in the United States. Affected models include the 2013-14 Camry and Camry Hybrid, 2013-14 Avalon and Avalon Hybrid, and the brand new 2014 Corolla . The problem, as Toyota explains it, is that, “During manufacture of the wiper switch assembly in the involved vehicles, certain contacts on the switch terminal could have been manufactured incorrectly.” This could lead to a short in the circuit when the wiper switch is moved between “off” and “mist,” and thus, cause the windshield wipers to stop working. Not good. Toyota will contact owners via first class mail, and the vehicles can be repaired at dealerships, free of charge. Have a look below for the automaker’s official statement. Continue reading Toyota recalling 10k vehicles to fix wiper switches Toyota recalling 10k vehicles to fix wiper switches originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 11 Oct 2013 18:15:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds . Permalink

Watch lightning strike a hapless Toyota Landcruiser

Watch lightning strike a hapless Toyota Landcruiser

September 26, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Filed under: SUV , Videos , Toyota , Russia When we thought we’d make it to the end of the month before we saw another video from the roads of Russia, we were wrong. Just after the video of the truck driver dismounting from the windshield of his cab, we have of a bolt of lightning saying hello to a Toyota Landcruiser . It’s brief but spectacular, and sadly, nothing like what happened in Back to the Future follows. You can watch it happen in slo-mo in the dashcam video below . Continue reading Watch lightning strike a hapless Toyota Landcruiser Watch lightning strike a hapless Toyota Landcruiser originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 25 Sep 2012 19:59:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds . Permalink

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