Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM) has announced a voluntary recall of the Corolla Altis and the Camry in India, in line with the global recall. The recall affects around 8,700 units – Corolla Altis units made between 30 July 2008 to 31 Dec 2008 and the Camry units made between 1 September 2006 and 31 July 2008.
The recall in India is to inspect Power Window Master Switch (PWMS), which might have become notchy or in few cases inoperative. The company explains that this is due to wear and tear to specific contact points in the PWMS. Toyota will contact owners of the affected vehicles through letters and the recall campaign will be conducted in November through all authorized Toyota dealers in India. The Corolla Altis and Camry owners can as well contact dealers to find out if their vehicles fall under the recall campaign.
Toyota dealers will inspect the vehicles and replace the faulty part if required, at company’s expense. The repair is expected to take approximately one hour. Toyota will also notify SIAM as part of the voluntary code of vehicle recall. The company requests its customers not to panic as this is not a safety hazard but only a precautionary measure, voluntarily carried out by the company.