Another Massive Toyota Recall On the Horizon?
The US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced on Friday it has launched a preliminary probe into consumer complaints of driver’s side door fires in Toyota Camry and RAV4 crossover SUVs manufactured in 2007. The agency said that as many as 830,000 vehicles may be affected by the problem, which the agency may eventually launch a recall.
According to the NHTSA’s statement, there have been six consumer complaints lodged so far, prompting the investigation, which was launched this week. “Based on the available information, it appears the fires are originating from the power window master switch located on the driver’s side door,” the statement read. Toyota, which has been plagued over the last few years by a series of recalls, declined to comment, other than to say it was waiting for more information from the NHTSA to take any action.
In other recall news, Nissan is recalling 37,000 Versa compact cars over a problem with the manual transmission. The issue has reportedly allowed some cars to be shifted out of park without the brake being pressed. A spokesman for Nissan said that no injuries have been reported as a result of the issue. The recall is expected to begin February 20th, and owners of 2012 Versas are encouraged to bring their cars in to an authorized Nissan service department for free repairs.