SINGAPORE: Borneo Motors, the distributor of Toyota cars in Singapore, said 15,000 Toyota vehicles here are affected by Toyota Motor’s latest global recall over a possible fire risk.
The affected models are the Toyota Camry, Toyota Vios, Toyota Altis and the Toyota RAV 4.
Toyota ordered the recall because of a faulty power window switch which could be a potential fire hazard.
Borneo Motors marketing director Klaus Redomske said affected customers will be notified by mail.
He added that these vehicles will be covered by a special service campaign.
Toyota’s global recall affects 7.43 million vehicles worldwide.
They were made between July 2005 and May 2010.
Toyota said the process to repair the fault involves putting heat—resistant grease on the switches, or exchanging them.
The owner of a local rental car agency told Channel NewsAsia that the recall would affect his operations as half his fleet are Toyota models.
C&P Rent—A—Car’s chief executive officer Loi Win Yen, said: "I mean it’s disruptive because I have to take back the car, send the car in for defect rectification and give a replacement car to the hirer.
"But that’s probably going to be completed I guess in a matter of time so to me it’s not really that big an issue."
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