Toyota Corolla Altis and Camry sedans voluntary recall of 8,700 vehicles to inspect the Power Window Master Switch (PWMS)

Keeping abreast with the global recall of the Toyota Corolla Altis and Camry, Toyota Kirloskar Motor announced the recall of these models in India. The Corolla Altis model from 30th July 2008 to 31st December 2008 as also the Camry model from 1st September 2006 to 31st July 2008 have been included in this recall.

The recall is due to the inoperability of the PWMS feature in some of the corolla models from this period. Due to the non functionality of this feature, wear and tear can be caused within specific points of the PWMS system. Owners will receive letters from the company and the recall will commence from November this year. The campaign will be conducted throughout the country at authorized dealerships; customers can contact their nearest dealerships to get information on the recall status.

The repairs for this problem will be taken up by the company at no extra cost and will be completed within an hour’s time based on the facilities available at the dealership. This is a precautionary measure being carried out by the company and TKM has asked its customers not to worry as it’s not a safety problem.

India auto news release: Toyota Announces Voluntary Recall of Corolla Altis and Camry

In line with recall announced by Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) globally, Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM) today voluntarily announced, recall of Corolla Altis (30th July 2008 – 31st Dec 2008) and Camry (1st Sep 2006 – 31st Jul 2008). TKM will recall approx 8,700 vehicles, in India to inspect the Power Window Master Switch (PWMS). TKM will conduct this campaign on a voluntary basis.

On certain Corolla Altis and Camry models of the specified years, the PWMS may begin to feel notchy or become inoperative. This can be due to wear and tear over-time, of specific contact points in the PWMS. Owners of the involved vehicles, covered under this Recall Campaign will receive a notification by letter/ call from Toyota. The Recall Campaign will be conducted from November onwards, across all authorized Toyota dealers in India. Customers can also contact the nearest dealer to find out if their vehicles fall under this campaign.

Authorized Toyota dealers will inspect and replace (if deemed necessary) at no charge to the vehicle owner. The repair is expected to take approximately one hour, depending on the dealer’s work schedule. No other Toyota models, sold in India, are covered by this recall campaign.

As a part of the customer first policy, TMC has globally announced this voluntary recall. TKM has followed the same in India. The company will also notify SIAM, as a part of the voluntary code on vehicle recall, even though the recall does not fall within the purview of any safety hazards. 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. TKM looks forward to their understanding during this period.